idiotic etymology

English word idiotic comes from English -ic, English idiot

Detailed word origin of idiotic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
idiot English (eng) (uncommon) idiotic, stupid (obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person of the lowest intellectual standing, a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old; a person with an IQ below 30.. (pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
idiotic English (eng) (of a person or animal) Pertaining to or resembling an idiot; chacterised with behaviour resembling idiocy.. (of an action) Having the quality of idiocy; very foolish.

Words with the same origin as idiotic

Descendants of -ic
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