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imbecilic

[im-buh-sil-ik] /ˌɪm bəˈsɪl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an imbecile.
2.
contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate:
an imbecilic suggestion.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; imbecile + -ic
Synonyms
2. idiotic, stupid, asinine.
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British Dictionary definitions for imbecilic

imbecile

noun (ˈɪmbɪˌsiːl; -ˌsaɪl)
1.
(psychol) a person of very low intelligence (IQ of 25 to 50), usually capable only of guarding himself against danger and of performing simple mechanical tasks under supervision
2.
(informal) an extremely stupid person; dolt
adjective
3.
of or like an imbecile; mentally deficient; feeble-minded
4.
stupid or senseless: an imbecile thing to do
Derived Forms
imbecilely, imbecilically, adverb
imbecility, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin imbēcillus feeble (physically or mentally)
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Word Origin and History for imbecilic
adj.

1875, from imbecile + -ic.

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