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Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.
Jeff Ament

Meaning of "idiot" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IDIOT

From Latin idiōta ignorant person, from Greek idiōtēs private person, one who lacks professional knowledge, ignoramus.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IDIOT

idiot  [ˈɪdɪət] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDIOT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idiot is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDIOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Idiot

An idiot, dolt, or dullard is an intellectually disabled person, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way. Archaically the word mome has also been used. The similar terms moron, imbecile, and cretin have all gained specialized meanings in modern times. An idiot is said to be idiotic, and to suffer from idiocy. A dunce is an idiot who is specifically incapable of learning. An idiot differs from a fool and an ignoramus, neither of which refers to someone with low intelligence.

Definition of idiot in the English dictionary

The definition of idiot in the dictionary is a person with severe mental retardation. Other definition of idiot is a foolish or senseless person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDIOT


chariot
ˈtʃærɪət
commissariat
ˌkɒmɪˈsɛərɪət
compatriot
kəmˈpætrɪət
Cypriot
ˈsɪprɪət
diet
ˈdaɪət
Eliot
ˈɛlɪət
fiat
ˈfaɪət
glochidiate
ɡləʊˈkɪdɪət
immediate
ɪˈmiːdɪət
lariat
ˈlærɪət
patriot
ˈpeɪtrɪət
piet
ˈpaɪət
quiet
ˈkwaɪət
riot
ˈraɪət
salariat
səˈleərɪət
secretariat
ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛərɪət
sorediate
sɔːˈriːdɪət
soviet
ˈsəʊvɪət
stradiot
ˈstrædɪət
Wyatt
ˈwaɪət

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDIOT

idiophone
idiophonic
idioplasm
idioplasmatic
idioplasmic
idiosyncrasies
idiosyncrasy
idiosyncratic
idiosyncratically
idiot board
idiot box
idiot savant
idiot strings
idiot tape
idiot-proof
idiotic
idiotically
idioticalness
idiotism
idiots savants

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDIOT

antiriot
ariot
Candiot
copatriot
galiot
galliot
Greek Cypriot
griot
heriot
Herriot
Iscariot
Judas Iscariot
loriot
prison riot
race riot
run riot
superpatriot
timariot
Turkish Cypriot
village idiot

Synonyms and antonyms of idiot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IDIOT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «idiot» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of idiot

Translation of «idiot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDIOT

Find out the translation of idiot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idiot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idiot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白痴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idiota
570 millions of speakers

English

idiot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेवकूफ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَبْلَهٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идиот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idiota
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্বোধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idiot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bodoh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Idiot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ばか
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바보
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idiot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thằng ngốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முட்டாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूर्ख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

salak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idiota
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

idiota
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ідіот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idiot
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηλίθιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

idioot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idiot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idiot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idiot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOT»

The term «idiot» is very widely used and occupies the 12.332 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «idiot» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «idiot» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idiot

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10 QUOTES WITH «IDIOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word idiot.
1
Jensen Ackles
The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'
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Jeff Ament
Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.
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Johann Sebastian Bach
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.
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Kevin Bacon
Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.
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Alec Baldwin
I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
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Elizabeth Banks
Every once in a while I play a true idiot, and they're really fun to play.
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Charles Barkley
I think anybody who is racist is an idiot whether they are black or white.
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L. Sprague de Camp
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.
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Margaret Cavendish
Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.
10
Charlie Chaplin
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDIOT»

Discover the use of idiot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idiot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857
With this volume, the University of Chicago Press completes its translation of a work that is indispensable not only to serious readers of Flaubert but to anyone interested in the last major contribution by one of the twentieth century's ...
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1993
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My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays
But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it’s his prose that’s the star of the book.
Davy Rothbart, 2012
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How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive-- Without Killing ...
Annotation How to work for difficult bosses.
John Hoover, 2003
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Dostoevsky's The Idiot: A Critical Companion
This text is designed to guide readers through Dostoevsky's The Idiot, generally considered to be one of his most mysterious and confusing works.
Liza Knapp, 1998
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Professional Idiot: A Memoir
"It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty.
Stephen Steve-O Glover, 2011
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How to Live with an Idiot: Clueless Creatures and the People ...
Hoover offers practical, useful advice for anyone who has to deal with clueless creatures in their lives--from bosses to spouses to teenagers--and helps readers laugh at them, as well.
John Hoover, 2004
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Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of ...
Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Charles Pierce, 2009
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The Genial Idiot: His Views and Reviews
Originally published as a column in the New York Times, John Kendrick Bangs's series of humorous sketches pokes fun at everything from poetry to Valentine's Day to Christmas shopping. A treat from a master satirist!
John Kendrick Bangs, 2011
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How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?
In this book, the first to show you what it really takes to achieve financial abundance, Shemin illustrates in a fun, witty way how going against the grain is, in fact, the surest way to gain.
Robert Shemin, 2008
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Dostoevsky's Idiot: Dialogue and the Spiritually Good Life
Prince Myshkin is one of Dostoevsky's most perplexing creations. In this study, Bruce A. French presents a provocative interpretation of the religious dimension of Myshkin's goodness from a Bakhtinian perspective.
Bruce A. French, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDIOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idiot is used in the context of the following news items.
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Texas's Governor Is An Idiot When It Comes To Tesla
But not as big an idiot as Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Advertisement. Speaking to Bloomberg Radio yesterday, governor Greg Abbott distorted ... «Jalopnik, Jul 15»
2
Some Idiot Is Petitioning For A 'The Green Inferno' Boycott
A few days ago, director Eli Roth spoke about his upcoming cannibal horror film The Green Inferno in an interview, explaining that the ... «Bloody Disgusting, Jul 15»
3
Little Butterfly Theatre Company Presents Green Day's 'American Idiot'
The high-energy show includes every song from the concept album American Idiot, as well as several from the follow-up 21st Century ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
4
Punk and Palm Trees: Don't be an American idiot – MOVE Magazine
We Americans have had a pretty good few weeks. Gay marriage is legal. Our beloved soccer team WON the World Cup. And we celebrated our ... «The Maneater, Jul 15»
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NDC's Self-praise.... “Any Idiot Can Build Schools Once Entrusted …
But I am sorry to tell them that any idiot can build schools if entrusted with the destiny of Ghana” he said on NEAT FM's morning show Ghana ... «Peace FM Online, Jul 15»
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Cleveland Arts listings for July 17-23: Green Day's "American Idiot
y0710americanidiot Beck's American Idiot: The trapped trio, from left to right: Jonathan Walker White (Tunny), Dan Folino (Johnny) and Riley ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Pope Francis now the United Nations Biggest Useful Idiot
Pope Francis is now the UN's biggest useful idiot. Pope Francis now the United Nations Biggest Useful Idiot. Author. By Judi McLeod -- Bio and ... «Canada Free Press, Jul 15»
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Gurmit's View: The Idiot - Pitpass.com
"I consider Formula One a bit of a family and families live in villages," Dennis told Sky Sports F1. "Villages always have a village idiot and he fits ... «pitpass.com, Jul 15»
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Down with Kickstarter! Where art is concerned, the crowd is an idiot
Where art is concerned, the crowd is an idiot. The Royal Academy's crowdfunding campaign to install an Ai Weiwei artwork seems a good idea, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Review: 'American Idiot' captures emotion of last decade
AUGUSTA – Green Day's “American Idiot” has placed highly in many “greatest” album lists since its release. Winner of the 2005 Grammy for ... «Battle Creek Enquirer, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Idiot [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/idiot>. Jun 2020 ».
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