As nouns the difference between idiot and alchemist
is that idiot
is (slang|derogatory) a proponent of intelligent design while alchemist
is alchemist (one who practices alchemy).
* idjit, idget (eye dialect)
(pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
(obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
- usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
* See also
One who practices alchemy.
One who blends material or substances in the nature or supposed nature of alchemy.
* elixir, elixir of life
* philosophers' stone, philosopher's stone