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From French idiotie, from Old French idiot. Displaced earlier idiotacy, idiotry.

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idiocy (countable and uncountable, plural idiocies)

  1. (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  2. An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
    The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy, put a new policy in place.

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