of, relating to, or characteristic of an imbecile.
contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion.

Nearby words

  1. imaret,
  2. imari ware,
  3. imax,
  4. imbalance,
  5. imbecile,
  6. imbecility,
  7. imbed,
  8. imbedding,
  9. imbibe,
  10. imbibition

Origin of imbecilic

First recorded in 1915–20; imbecile + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for imbecilic



1875, from imbecile + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper