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synonyms for idiocy

  • insanity
  • lunacy
  • madness
  • asininity
  • cretinism
  • derangement
  • fatuity
  • fatuousness
  • foolishness
  • imbecility
  • inanity
  • insipidity
  • senselessness
  • tomfoolery
See also synonyms for: idiocies
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antonyms for idiocy

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  • brains
  • intelligence
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How to use idiocy in a sentence

Radius is the robot that understands his station and chafes at the idiocy of his makers, having acted out his frustrations by smashing statues.
THE FIRST ‘ROBOTS’ WERE MADE OF FLESH AND BONEBY JOHN M. JORDAN/MIT PRESS READERJANUARY 26, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy.
POLICE SEARCH HOME AND OFFICE OF MARADONA’S DOCTOR IN DEATH INVESTIGATIONRUBY MELLEN, ANA HERRERONOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
They were then amplified by social media algorithms “that were smart enough to spot a viral trend but dumb enough not to notice the idiocy of its content,” according to Wired, a technology magazine.
HOW CORONAVIRUS FEARS HAVE AMPLIFIED A BASELESS BUT DANGEROUS 5G CONSPIRACY THEORYBILLY PERRIGOAPRIL 9, 2020TIME
To this day Jean Kostka does not seem conscious of any element of idiocy in the variation of the old-fashioned name.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
Inexhaustibly kind to undeserved misfortune, a little impatient of mere incompetence, implacable to continuous idiocy.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The sight he was looking on would have sent three men out of five into gibbering idiocy.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Perhaps not until the child is six months old can the observer distinguish between blindness and idiocy.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
Physical inhibition in the growth of the brain involves, on the mental side, feeble-mindedness and idiocy.
PSYCHOTHERAPYHUGO MNSTERBERG
Two incidents alone relieved the dead level of idiocy and incomprehensible gabble.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. XXII (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Trampled upon, broken-spirited, and as if that's not enough, in my idiocy I must needs fall in love!
THE STORMALEKSANDR NICOLAEVICH OSTROVSKY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO IDIOCY

  • BS
  • applesauce
  • bull
  • crap
  • craziness
  • farce
  • flapdoodle
  • folly
  • foolishness
  • hot air
  • idiocy
  • illogicality
  • illogicalness
  • improbability
  • inanity
  • incongruity
  • insanity
  • irrationality
  • jazz
  • jive
  • ludicrousness
  • ridiculousness
  • senselessness
  • silliness
  • stupidity
  • unreasonableness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.