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Asinine vs Idiot - What's the difference?

asinine | idiot |

As an adjective asinine

is failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.

As a noun idiot is

a person of low general intelligence.

asinine

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.
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  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of donkeys.
  • Synonyms

    * (failing to exercise intelligence or judgment) foolish, obstinate

    Derived terms

    * asininely * asininity

    idiot

    English

    Alternative forms

    * eejit * idjit, idget (eye dialect)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pejorative) A person of low general intelligence.
  • 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.
  • (obsolete, medicine, psychology) A person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * genius