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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 seen imbeciles hanged, because, being imbeciles, they did not possess the hire of lawyers.
Then," said the doomed one, "I should just like to remark that you are the most unspeakable old imbecile in seven States and the District of Columbia.
Pierre continued, in French, to persuade the officer not to hold that drunken imbecile to account.
The place breathed the very atmosphere of decay and death, and the imbecile ancient, curing in the smoke the token of death, was himself palsiedly shaking into the disintegration of the grave.
The imbecile bourgeoisie of this country make themselves the accomplices of the very people whose aim is to drive them out of their houses to starve in ditches.
Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?
You think yourself the perfection of existence, while you are in reality the most imperfect and imbecile.
Yet I do my part to save him still: I give him to understand that drinking makes his eyes dull, and his face red and bloated; and that it tends to render him imbecile in body and mind; and if Annabella were to see him as often as I do, she would speedily be disenchanted; and that she certainly will withdraw her favour from him, if he continues such courses.
In neither case did the honor of the magistracy sustain any injury; for it is far better that a judge should be reputed imbecile or profound than deaf.
She was young and beautifully formed; the single drapery wound around her body from below her breasts left no detail of her symmetrical proportions unrevealed, but her face was the face of an imbecile.
All my anxieties were concentrated on Marian's rescue from the hands of the licensed imbecile who attended her, and who found my advice confirmed from first to last by the physician from London.
Glancing round with an imbecile smile, you sniggeringly observe that "it hasn't got much hair has it?