idiotism

idiotism

1 [id-ee-uh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1.
idiotic conduct or action.

Origin:
1585–95; idiot + -ism

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idiotism

2 [id-ee-uh-tiz-uhm]
noun Obsolete.
an idiom.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin idiōtismus < Greek idiōtismós a vulgar phrase, peculiar way of speaking

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idiotism (ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm)
 
n
1.  an archaic word for idiocy
2.  an obsolete word for idiom

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