FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From abrutir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.bʁy.ti/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

abruti (feminine abrutie, masculine plural abrutis, feminine plural abruties)

  1. whose physical or mental capacities have been impaired by tiredness or another factor; dazed
    Des vainqueurs abrutis de crime, ivres d'encens
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    (Victor Hugo, "La Vision d’où est sorti ce livre")
    Pourquoi plus de la moitié des hommes est-elle abrutie par les superstitions ?
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    (Diderot & D'Alembert, "Instinct")
  2. (chiefly Europe, informal) moronic, idiotic

NounEdit

abruti m (plural abrutis, feminine abrutie)

  1. (chiefly Europe, informal) moron, idiot, fool

Usage notesEdit

In Canada, terms like newfie and innocent are preferred.

ParticipleEdit

abruti (feminine abrutie, masculine plural abrutis, feminine plural abruties)

  1. past participle of abrutir

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