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im·be·cile

 (ĭm′bə-sĭl, -səl)
n.
1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
2. A person with moderate to severe intellectual disability having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

[From obsolete French imbécille, weak, feeble, from Old French, from Latin imbēcillus : in-, not; see in-1 + possibly bacillum, staff, diminutive of baculum, rod; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]

im′be·cil′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adv.

imbecile

n
1. (Psychology) psychol a person of very low intelligence (IQ of 25 to 50), usually capable only of guarding himself or herself against danger and of performing simple mechanical tasks under supervision
2. informal an extremely stupid person; dolt
adj
3. of or like an imbecile; mentally deficient; feeble-minded
4. stupid or senseless: an imbecile thing to do.
[C16: from Latin imbēcillus feeble (physically or mentally)]
ˈimbeˌcilely, ˌimbeˈcilically adv
ˌimbeˈcility n

im•be•cile

(ˈɪm bə sɪl, -səl; esp. Brit. -ˌsil)

n.
1. a stupid person; dolt.
2. a person of the second order in a former classification of mental retardation, above the level of idiocy, having a mental age of seven or eight years and an intelligence quotient of 25 to 50.
adj.
3. imbecilic.
[1540–50; earlier imbecill < Latin imbēcillus weak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imbecile - a person of subnormal intelligenceimbecile - a person of subnormal intelligence  
mongoloid - a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
Adj.1.imbecile - having a mental age of three to seven years
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

imbecile

noun
1. idiot, fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), tosser (Brit. slang), plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), charlie (Brit. informal), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, moron, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), chump, cretin, bungler, dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), dolt, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), dotard, fuckwit (taboo slang), thickhead, dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull I don't want to deal with these imbeciles any more.

imbecile

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
أبْلَهمَعْتوه
blbecimbecil
imbeciltåbe
fávitifáviti, heimskingi
silpnaprotis
idiotsmuļķisplānprātis
imbecil
ahmak kimsebudalageri zekâlı

imbecile

[ˈɪmbəsiːl]
A. Nimbécil mf
you imbecile!¡imbécil!
B. ADJimbécil

imbecile

[ˈɪmbɪsiːl] nimbécile mf
I don't want to deal with these imbeciles any longer → Je ne veux plus avoir affaire avec ces imbéciles.

imbecile

n
Dummkopf m, → Idiot m, → Schwachkopf m; to behave like an imbecilesich völlig blödsinnig or wie ein Idiot benehmen
(Med) → Schwachsinnige(r) mf
adj
personbeschränkt, schwachsinnig, geistig minderbemittelt (inf); laughschwachsinnig, dumm, blöd(e); ideadumm, töricht
(Med) → schwachsinnig, geistesschwach, imbezil (spec)

imbecile

[ˈɪmbəsiːl] nebete m/f, imbecille m/f

imbecile

(ˈimbəsiːl) , ((American) -sl) noun
1. a stupid person; a fool.
2. a person of very low intelligence who cannot look after himself.
ˌimbeˈcility (-ˈsi-) noun

im·be·cile

a. imbécil, tonto, de mentalidad retardada.
References in classic literature ?
I have induced you to take a charming promenade; here is a delicious breakfast; and yonder are five hundred persons, as you may see through the loopholes, taking us for heroes or madmen--two classes of imbeciles greatly resembling each other.
those imbeciles of magicians can only imagine things to torment honest people.
said Cheyne to Dan, well used to all manner of questions from those idle imbeciles called summer boarders.
A few were hopeless imbeciles, unable to comprehend more than the rudimentary requirements of filling their bellies when food was placed before them; yet even these were endowed with superhuman strength; and when aroused battled the more fiercely for the very reason of their brainlessness.
No prank he suggested was too wild for his followers, and all followed save those that developed into singing imbeciles and fell warbling by the wayside.
I have seen imbeciles hanged, because, being imbeciles, they did not possess the hire of lawyers.
Yet they never broke; and Olivier's curt account ends with a strong tribute of admiration for the mystic valour of these imbeciles.
On the deck the director touched his cap to the two agents, who stood on the bank waving their hats, and turning to an old servant of the Company on his passage to headquarters, said, "Look at those two imbeciles.
Only a few hundred imbeciles who aren't fit to take care of themselves.
Putting aside Samuel Pepys, who has forced in this way the door of immortality, innumerable people, criminals, saints, philosophers, young girls, statesmen, and simple imbeciles, have kept self- revealing records from vanity no doubt, but also from other more inscrutable motives.
You, imbeciles, where the lights are yonder, eating and drinking, and warming yourselves at fires
While Amy dressed, she issued her orders, and Jo obeyed them, not without entering her protest, however, for she sighed as she rustled into her new organdie, frowned darkly at herself as she tied her bonnet strings in an irreproachable bow, wrestled viciously with pins as she put on her collar, wrinkled up her features generally as she shook out the handkerchief, whose embroidery was as irritating to her nose as the present mission was to her feelings, and when she had squeezed her hands into tight gloves with three buttons and a tassel, as the last touch of elegance, she turned to Amy with an imbecile expression of countenance, saying meekly.