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Definition of Idiot


  1. A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office.
  2. An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus.
  3. A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent.
  4. A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.

Idiot Quotations

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
Scott Adams

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
Douglas Adams

But I'm not an idiot. At the end of the day, I've learned a lot.
Karl Pilkington
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Idiot Translations

idiot in Dutch is idioot
idiot in French is idiot
idiot in Italian is idiota
idiot in Norwegian is idiot
idiot in Swedish is idiot
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