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imbecilic

[ im-buh-sil-ik ]
/ ˌɪm bəˈsɪl ɪk /
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Definition of imbecilic

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

First recorded in 1915–20; imbecile + -ic

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