In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(foolish person)idiota feminine informalimbécil masculine informal(grin/laugh) de idiotayou stupid idiot, look what you've done! — ¡idiota / imbécil! ¡mira lo que has hecho!
- my idiot brother — el idiota de mi hermano
- He and Paul were running around like idiots, acting more stupid than normal with the promise of summer so soon.
- If he's such an idiot, how stupid are your guys to be losing to him this repeatedly?
- Did we have idiots regulating morons or mice monitoring vipers?
- It is not a laughing matter, and it is certainly not caused by working with someone - as these stupid little idiots implied.
- First of all, that's a stupid name, those children are idiots.
- The idiot students who got the broadcast internships are the same idiots who now have the broadcast jobs.
- According to reports, at least half of the one hundred sheer blinding idiots stupid enough to mount the fencing and jump needed treatment from paramedics.
- I felt like such an idiot that morning, like a stupid dog that would follow him around wherever he went.
- But unfortunately people did turn up, the stupid idiots, so I had to do my show.
- The potential for chaos and lawsuits and cranky alumni is there but these aren't idiots you have hired and people aren't as stupid online as you fear.
- There is nothing to be proud of or there is nothing clever about what these stupid idiots are doing.
- Which, all in all, does tend to make me look very much like an incomparable idiot.
- They think of me as an idiot, a fool, some disheveled thing rather than one of them.
- Instead, it's filled with a menagerie of idiots doing stupid things.
- It appears that we consumers would cease to be stupid, trusting idiots if the finance industry stopped being so obfuscating when persuading us to spend our money with them.
- Stupid idiots that know they are going to die but don't care anyway.
- And he is not coming into court acting like an idiot and being stupid on the stand.
- Yet, you are too stupid and self-absorbed to realize just how much of an idiot you are.
- Granted, they are still smarter than us but its one thing to be an idiot and quite another to choose to marry an idiot.
- So not only was it frustrating enough having stupid idiots bashing into us, we got caught on the edge of a fight that broke out involving about 15 guys.
2offensive, datedMedicineidiota masculine dated offensive
- In 1324 idiots and lunatics had different rights in law, but now these words have lost their more precise meanings and become little more than insults.
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