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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 minute later he came in and said, "It was an idiotic thing of me to do, and I ask your pardon, Mrs.
Fix and Passepartout saw that they were in a smoking-house haunted by those wretched, cadaverous, idiotic creatures to whom the English merchants sell every year the miserable drug called opium, to the amount of one million four hundred thousand pounds-- thousands devoted to one of the most despicable vices which afflict humanity
I realised that I had to repeat this idiotic formula; and then began the insanest ceremony.
And Dolly's to be the fourth," was her father's idiotic reply.
My idiotic maid is coming in for her teeth to-morrow at twelve.
As the light swept them, there leaped out from the walls a collection of Tibetan devil-dance masks, hanging above the fiend-embroidered draperies of those ghastly functions - horned masks, scowling masks, and masks of idiotic terror.
Always some little thing to be done," he said with idiotic cheerfulness; "as George Herbert says: `Who sweeps an Admiral's garden in Cornwall as for Thy laws makes that and the action fine.
And ever since that idiotic suggestion I have been unable to get the weather out of my thoughts or anything else in.
A good soul, Jane," said he; "though she made an idiotic marriage, and leads a life which might spoil the temper of an archangel.
So with him we have played that game which has vanquished so many guides for us-- imbecility and idiotic questions.
In the car, the doctor, completely overwhelmed, sat with his arms folded on his breast, gazing with idiotic fixedness upon some imaginary point in space.
Hence a thousand optical illusions, a thousand aberrations of judgment, a thousand deviations, in which his thought strayed, now mad, now idiotic.