Condescension can be irritating in its expression of hysteria and imbecility, but that comes with freedom of speech.
Nothing could exceed the imbecility and infatuation of the Austrian generals, Wallis and Niepperg.
Their imbecility was incredible when you came to think of it.
What are we to think of the imbecility of the judge, or of his horrible connivance?
Her imbecility was due, we found, to her having had a fall as a baby.
They finish everything but imbecility and weakness, and that they cultivate.
His awkwardness is fearful, and gives the impression of imbecility.
This they do, in proportion to the scope afforded by the character for the display of their imbecility.
Nothing but imbecility or treachery could have controlled his conduct.
Despite his imbecility, the man loved his daughter; and the fate of Ghisle overpowered him with grief.
early 15c., "physical weakness, feebleness (of a body part), impotence," from Middle French imbécillité and directly from Latin imbecillitatem (nominative imbecillitas) "weakness, feebleness," from imbecillus "weak, feeble," traditionally said to mean "unsupported" (quasi sine baculo), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + baculum "a stick" (see bacillus). "Weakness in mind" (as opposed to body) was a secondary sense in Latin but was not attested in English until 1620s.