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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.
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