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idiocy

 [id´e-ah-se]
old term for profound mental retardation, now considered offensive.
amaurotic familial idiocy former name for neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis.
mongolian idiocy former name for Down syndrome or the marked mental retardation associated with it. The term is now considered offensive.

idiocy

(ĭd′ē-ə-sē)
n. pl. idio·cies
1. Extreme folly or stupidity.
2. A foolish or stupid utterance or deed.

idiocy

An obsolete term for severe mental retardation (IQ < 25).

idiocy

The state of a person with a mental age of less than three. The term is little used in medicine.
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Bag freebases TV, ridding it not of impurities or idiocies, since they're interesting, but reducing to pure affect its mix of music and home videos, talk shows, fashion clips, news, and advertising.
We are unlikely to be taken in by idiocies like murderous albino monk-members of Opus Dei and a yarn of Jesus marrying Mary Magdelene.
As Gordon Brown contemplates putting up our taxes to create a better health service, he should ask himself, what will more money do to sort out idiocies like this?