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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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Chasse ces idees idiotes de ton esprit de moineau !
As John Bellamy Foster notes in his study of Marx's ecology, the word 'idiot' (from idiotes) literally refers to someone who does not take part in the life of the polis, hence Marx's focus on the 'politicization' of the urban working class, and his relative interest in what he calls "the idiocy of rural life" (Foster, 2000, pages 136-137).
In ancient Greece, "idiotes" were people who were concerned only with private affairs and spurned all political life.
...da mesma forma que o nome homem e o nome comum desta natureza (humana), assim tambem a essencia divina designa a santa Trindade, enquanto a hipostase manifesta umprosopon como o Pai, ou o Filho, ou o Espirito Santo; pois dizemos, seguindo as definicoes dos padres, que a hupostasis, o prosopon e a particularidade (idiotes) sao a mesma coisa.
Meme si le chef demissionnaire du fisc a dedouane l'executif democrate face au Congres vendredi, evoquant des "erreurs idiotes" d'employes, ce scandale constitue, de l'avis de Kareem Crayton, professeur de sciences politiques a l'Universite de Caroline du Nord (sud-est), l'affaire la plus lourde de consequences pour le president.
La mort n'est pas le grand noir comme l'affirme l'amant de Marie, plein de certitudes bornees et idiotes, a jamais dans la caverne platonicienne.
In Greek the idiotes primarily refers to a person of private standing, that is, someone not holding public office.
67-83), e o quinto, "Polites, idiotes, kosmopolites.
El vocablo griego idiotes se aproxima a la concepcion actual de "persona particular", pero tambien referia a "hurano", "inculto" y "loco", a todo aquel que prefiriera mantenerse ajeno a los asuntos del Estado (181, 182).