- of, relating to, or characteristic of an imbecile.
- contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion.
Origin of imbecilic
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Examples from the Web for imbecilic
Again and again soldiers are referred to as animals, as cretins turned lunatic by such "senseless, imbecilic violence."A Great Antiwar Novel
June 30, 2011
The intricate and imbecilic steps of the day he performed in flawless sequence.Gigolo
He, Hunter, was the one who deserved execution for ever entrusting anything so important as the message to an imbecilic animal.--And Devious the Line of Duty
Moral strife, as well as legal penalties, would bear all the stigmata of unmitigated, imbecilic cruelty.The Philosophy of Spinoza
Baruch de Spinoza
If stimulated by association with girls, he makes crude and imbecilic plans for conquest.
It needs no argument to show that all the rest of his conduct in leaving things as he did was imbecilic.
Word Origin and History for imbecilic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper