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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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Surrounded by the socially ambitious or lofty, de Kooning played the idiot savant, epitomized by his quip to Mrs.
Grisham unintentionally--at least we hope so portrays Miss Callie as a sort idiot savant, filled with knowledge she is unable to put to use.
By launching CNN, the socialist idiot savant created the 24-hour news cycle, familiarized audiences around the world with the idea of globalization, proved the necessity of cable television, and inspired countless imitators who have collectively reshaped and improved the news media by giving voice to more and more viewpoints.
His idiot savant could solve massive mathematical problems in his head but, oddly, he grew to like Tom Cruise who played his brother.
He will wind up winning an Emmy for playing an autistic idiot savant who stops World War III by breaking the Pakistani code.
They are the mentally and physically handicapped castoffs of society who have been transformed by their priest, Father Jerzy, into an idiot savant choir.
New Brunswick native John Mac Master, on the other hand, offered a great, bewildered bear of a Grimes, a kind of idiot savant ostracized less for his brutishness than for his disquieting, alienating visions.
Gascoigne as Rain Man, idiot savant, could have been forgiven for first unleashing his imitation of an Orange flautist in 1995 because he genuinely didn't know any better.
In Extraordinary People: Understanding the Idiot Savant (Harper and Row, $17.
Ben Muriel has been joined in Folk Daddy by Laura Currie, one of the singing stars of the Idiot Savant annual Christmas pageant.