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Idiot vs Monk - What's the difference?

idiot | monk |

As nouns the difference between idiot and monk

is that idiot is (slang|derogatory) a proponent of intelligent design while monk is a male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.



Alternative forms

* eejit * idjit, idget (eye dialect)


(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


    * genius



    (wikipedia monk)


    (en noun)
  • A male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.
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  • in earlier usage, an eremite or hermit devoted to solitude, as opposed to a cenobite, who lived communally.
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  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Tony's face expressed relief, and Nettie sat silent for a moment until the vicar said “It was a generous impulse, but it may have been a momentary one, while in the case of monk and crusader there must have been a sustaining purpose, and possibly a great abnegation, a leaving of lands and possessions.”}}
  • (slang) A male who leads an isolated life; a loner, a hermit.
  • (slang) An unmarried man who does not have sexual relationships.
  • (slang) A judge.
  • (printing) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed; distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.
  • A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.
  • A South American monkey (.
  • The (European bullfinch).
  • (Webster 1913)


    * See also

    See also

    * abbey * abbot * brother * cloister * convent * friar * hermit * nun * priest * sister ----