(?), n. [F. idiotisme, L. idiotismus the way of fashion of a private person, the common or vulgar manner of speaking, Gr. , fr. to put into or use common language, fr. . See Idiot.] 1. An idiom; a form, mode of expression, or signification, peculiar to a language.
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Scholars sometimes give terminations and idiotisms, suitable to their native language, unto words newly invented.
M. Hale.
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2. Lack of knowledge or mental capacity; idiocy; foolishness.
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Worse than mere ignorance or idiotism.
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The running that adventure is the greatist idiotism.
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