An idiot, dolt, dullard or (archaically) mome is a person perceived to be lacking intelligence, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way. Along with the similar terms moron, imbecile, and cretin, the word archaically referred to the intellectually disabled, but have all since gained specialized meanings in modern times. An idiot is said to be idiotic, and to suffer from idiocy.
A dunce is an idiot who is specifically incapable of learning. An idiot differs from a fool (who is unwise) and an ignoramus (who is uneducated/ignorant), neither of which refers to someone with low intelligence. In modern English usage, the terms "idiot" and "idiocy" describe an extreme folly or stupidity, and its symptoms (foolish or stupid utterance or deed). In psychology, it is a historical term for the state or condition now called profound intellectual disability.

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  1. Kruel J

    Other State  Two guys took turns shooting each other while wearing vests

    Please don't be like these two idiots: Two arrested in Rogers, accused of shooting each other :)
  2. CountryGent

    Other State  California Gun Groups Sue Over Faulty Registration System

    <broken link removed> Unconstitutional laws, egregious governmental incompetence, and law-abiding citizens put at risk: pretty much everything the anti-freedom crew loves. :rolleyes:
  3. v0lcom13sn0w

    Shooting .308 in a 30-06? Can it be done?

    :eek::eek::eek::eek: So i pulled the biggest bonehead move to date... was sighting in the hunting rifles tonight... two almost identical Savage 110 and 10. im ok, the rifles are ok... what happened was i had the 308 ammo out and grabbed the 30-06 by mistake yeah. on the bright side, it...
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