from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Displaying erratic behaviour
- n. A person who displays such behaviour
- n. Compound of genius and fool
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person of congenitally abnormal mind bordering on insanity or degeneracy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who exhibits symptoms of mental degeneration but is not positively insane; a semi-insane person; a crank: a term used by Lombroso to designate a semi-insane person whose ideas and aims (often of a literary or artistic character), while they may simulate those of talent and even of genius, are marked by radical absurdities which the patient is unable, through mental weakness, to perceive.
My first chuckle of the day, and I actually had to look up "mattoid" in my dictionary, though I do know what is an "oligarch". by
It is only the young fool and the brooding mattoid who believe in a special separate science of "women," there are all sorts of people, and some of each sort are women and some are men.
But by the time the reader's blood was up, he would come across some virile atheist's proclamation of the feeble, mattoid character of the religion in question, as illustrated by its quietist saints, the Quakers, the Tolstoyans, and non-resisters in general.
These mattoid scientists make a direct and disastrous attack upon the latent self-respect of criminals.
It is only the young fool and the brooding mattoid who believe in a special separate science of
a mattoid. by john riggs (0 articles, 0 quicklinks, 0 diaries, 465 comments [31 recommended, 1 rejected]) on Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 12: 51: 29 PM
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