Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IDIOCIES

When will you get rid of your idiocies, and conduct yourself like a decent woman?

Each morning he gloomily recognized his idiocies of the evening before.

Who has not groaned over the follies and idiocies that cling to us like the doggerel verses that hang about our memories?

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from idiot on model of prophecy, etc. Early alternatives included idiotacy (1580s), idiotry (1590s).