imbecile definition

  • noun:
    • A stupid or silly person; a dolt.
    • people whoever mental acumen is well below par.
    • people of moderate to extreme emotional retardation having a mental age from three to seven many years and usually being capable of some extent of communication and gratification of easy jobs under supervision. The expression belongs to a classification system no further in use and is today considered offensive.
    • an individual with limited psychological capability who can perform jobs and believe just like a child, in health groups meaning a person who does not have the capacity to develop beyond the psychological age of a normal five to seven-year-old child.
    • A fool, an idiot.
    • One destitute of power; esp., among feeble head; -- sometimes used as a pejorative term.
    • people with a degree of mental retardation between that of an idiot and a moron; in an old classification of mentally retarded individual, it put on a person with a grownup psychological chronilogical age of from four to eith many years, and an I.Q. of from 26 to 50.
    • one that is imbecile.
    • a person of subnormal intelligence
  • adjective:
    • Stupid; silly.
    • Well below par in psychological acumen.
    • Destitute of energy, whether of human body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., psychologically wea; feeble-minded.
    • having a mental age three to seven many years
  • verb-transitive:
    • To damage; to help make imbecile.
  • others:
    • Without physical strength; feeble; impotent; helpless.
    • psychologically feeble: fatuous; having the psychological characteristics undeveloped or significantly reduced. See imbecility.
    • Marked by mental feebleness or incapacity; suggesting weakness of head; inane; stupid: since, imbecile attempts; an imbecile address.
    • Synonyms and Foolish, driveling, idiotic. See debility.
    • to create imbecile; deteriorate.
    • To embezzle.

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