Origin: idio(t) + -cy
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noun pl. id·i·o·cies
Origin: From idiot.
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See also wisdom.
the state or quality of being like a cow or ox, especially in the sense of being dull, stolid, and slow-witted. —bovine, adj.
Medicine. a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion causing deformity and idiocy. —cretinoid, cretinous, adj.
1. the condition of an idiot, especially an extreme degree of mental deficiency, usually a mental age of less than three or four years; idiocy.
2. idiotic conduct or action, especially in a normal person. —idiotie, adj.
the condition of being slow or mentally deficiënt. —moronic, adj.
Rare. foolish talk or babble.
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