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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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David, not having studied the psychology of idiots, was not aware that they are not to be wrought upon by imaginative fears.
Faux, senior, had told his son very frankly, that he must not look to being set up in business by HIM: with seven sons, and one of them a very healthy and well-developed idiot, who consumed a dumpling about eight inches in diameter every day, it was pretty well if they got a hundred apiece at his death.
Classed with children and idiots," repeated Irais, gravely nodding her head.
You are telling us in the most unvarnished manner that we are idiots," said Irais.
For the early worshipper was none other than the village idiot, a nephew of the blacksmith, one who neither would nor could care for the church or for anything else.
In short, Barnaby being an idiot, and Grip a creature of mere brute instinct, it would be very hard to say what this gentleman was.
I think I ought to tell you, Gavrila Ardalionovitch," said the prince, suddenly, "that though I once was so ill that I really was little better than an idiot, yet now I am almost recovered, and that, therefore, it is not altogether pleasant to be called an idiot to my face.
That boy would have blown his brains out, I believe, if some meddling idiot hadn't found him all that money at the last moment.
Neglected, slighted for a country girl, for an idiot.
But Maud said, "Tut, tut," in gentle reproval, and then asked why I was a blithering idiot.
Such large virtue lurks in these small things when extreme political superstitions invest them, that in some royal instances even to idiot imbecility they have imparted potency.
Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.