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Definition 1: so unreasonable as to invite derision - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where idiotic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
  • that's a cockeyed idea
  • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
  • a contribution so small as to be laughable
  • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
  • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
  • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Synonyms for idiotic in the sense of this definition

(idiotic is similar to ...) devoid of good sense or judgment

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

Definition 2: insanely irresponsible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where idiotic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an idiotic idea

Synonyms for idiotic in the sense of this definition

(idiotic is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 3: having a mental age of three to seven years - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for idiotic in the sense of this definition

(idiotic is similar to ...) relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

"providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

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