how to pronounce idiocy


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idiocy is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of idiocy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… for Germans that's such an idiocy people …”

meanings of idiocy


  1. An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  2. The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.

idiocy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word idiocy occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics idiocy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that idiocy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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