of, having the nature of, or characteristic of an idiot; very foolish or stupid
Origin of idioticClassical Latin idioticus, uneducated, ignorant ; from Gridiōtikos, private, peculiar, rude
- Showing foolishness or stupidity.
- Exhibiting profound mental retardation. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
(comparative more idiotic, superlative most idiotic)