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Noun: imbecile  'im-bu,sil or im-bu-sul [N. Amer], 'im-bu,see(-u)l [Brit]
  1. A person of subnormal intelligence
    - idiot, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, eejit [UK, Ireland, dialect], thicko
Adjective: imbecile  'im-bu,sil or im-bu-sul [N. Amer], 'im-bu,see(-u)l [Brit]
  1. Having a mental age of three to seven years
    "I imagine that there are as many imbecile and feeble-minded women as there are imbecilic and feeble-minded men";
    - imbecilic, idiotic

Derived forms: imbeciles

See also: retarded

Type of: simple, simpleton

Encyclopedia: Imbecile