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id·i·ot

idiot

 
pronunciation:
I di iht
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a stupid person; fool.
synonyms:
dummy, moron
antonyms:
genius
similar words:
ass, dope, dunce, fool
Word History
Idiot comes from an ancient Greek word that means "private person" or "peculiar person." The word was used for someone who did not hold public office and was not educated. For the Greeks, to call someone a private person was an insult.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word idiot contains the following part:
idio Greek root that means particular or personal to; distinct
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