idiot

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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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A week later he and his army (nearly ten thousand holluschickie and old seals) went away north to the Sea Cow's tunnel, Kotick leading them, and the seals that stayed at Novastoshnah called them idiots.
David, not having studied the psychology of idiots, was not aware that they are not to be wrought upon by imaginative fears.
I didn't worry about it and very soon made up my mind they were both idiots.
Still I see nothing but a tumultuous mob of idiots and madmen, who are busy in prostrating themselves before a gigantic cameleopard, and endeavoring to obtain a kiss of the animal's hoofs.
Flickering, unquiet lights, are sometimes pleasing - to children and idiots always so - but in the embellishment of a room they should be scrupulously avoided.
And because,' he shouted wrathfully, 'because, forsooth, she earns an honest living by singing in the chorus of a comic opera, a whole bunch of snivelling idiots will say I have made a fool of myself.
Not much use as far as the other world is concerned, but much, very much use, as concerns this; because there, if a man be rich, he is very greatly honored, and can become a legislator, a governor, a general, a senator, no matter how ignorant an ass he is--just as in our beloved Italy the nobles hold all the great places, even though sometimes they are born noble idiots.
Rising abruptly and walking about, jingling his money and his keys in his trouser pockets] Besides, they're all idiots.
We were under the bridge, in exactly the same spot that we were when I began, and there were those two idiots, injuring themselves by violent laughing.
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.
Women are such idiots," the boy declared, with all the vigour and certainty of long experience.
One of those very blatant idiots whose blundering is costing the country millions of money and thousands of brave men, has still enough authority to treat our reports as o much waste paper.