imbecilic

[im-buh-sil-ik]

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for imbecilic

imbecilic

adj.

1875, from imbecile + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper