Idiocy vs Acuity - What's the difference?

idiocy | acuity |


As nouns the difference between idiocy and acuity

is that idiocy is (psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation while acuity is sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

idiocy

English

Alternative forms

* idiotcy

Noun

(idiocies)
  • (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  • An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  • The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.

    Synonyms

    * imbecility * stupidity

    References

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    acuity

    English

    Noun

    (acuities)
  • Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.