Adjective "idiocy" definition and examples

(Idiocy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɪdɪəsi/

Definitions and examples

noun

Extremely stupid behaviour.
  1. count noun 'every aspect of public administration throws up its own idiocies'
  2. 'Rolling her eyes and shaking her head at her own idiocy, her thoughts returned to the subject.'
  3. 'Yes, I recently put myself in a possibly vulnerable position and got the backlash of my idiocy.'
  4. 'Moore is also adept at letting assorted crazies expose their idiocy on camera.'
  5. 'It's idiotic, but idiocy in the defence of freedom is no vice.'
  6. 'Actually, I've found situations like this are an almost perfect barometer of idiocy.'
  7. 'Indeed through all the mayhem and idiocy, Blue prove perfectly captivating.'
  8. 'Crazy wisdom versus sane idiocy is a recurring tendency in modern American poetry.'
  9. 'At the end, though, sectarian idiocy gave way to mass jubilation.'
  10. 'The duo display a likable rapport and a healthy sense of irony, and their show is punctuated by flashes of invigorating idiocy.'
  11. 'Socialism is obviously superior to that classical liberal idiocy, so quit the whingeing.'

More definitions

1. utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act, statement, etc.: All this talk of zombies coming to attack us is pure idiocy.

2. Psychology. (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) the state of being an idiot.

More examples(as adjective)

"beliefs can be idiocy."

Origin

Early 16th century (originally denoting low intelligence): from idiot, probably on the pattern of pairs such as lunatic, lunacy.