Idiotic vs Foolish - What's the difference?

idiotic | foolish |

Idiotic is a synonym of foolish.


As adjectives the difference between idiotic and foolish

is that idiotic is pertaining to or resembling an idiot; afflicted with idiocy while foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

idiotic

English

Alternative forms

* ?idiotick (qualifier)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to or resembling an idiot; afflicted with idiocy.
  • Having the quality of idiocy; very foolish; stupid; nonsensical.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    References

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    foolish

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
  • :
  • *
  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
  • :
  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness