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An obsolete term for a person with profound mental retardation; also an abusive term for a fool. idiocy n. Profound mental retardation. idiotic adj. [From French idiot an idiot, from Latin idiota an ignorant person, from Greek idiotes a private person, or one who has no professional knowledge]

Subjects: Psychology.

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