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Definition of Idiot

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

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
John Lennon

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

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