[ im-buh-sil-ik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an imbecile.

  2. contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion.

Origin of imbecilic

First recorded in 1915–20; imbecile + -ic

Other words for imbecilic

Words Nearby imbecilic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use imbecilic in a sentence

  • The idleness of the imbecile is always imbecilic, but the dreams of a poet have spells that enthrall.

  • If stimulated by association with girls, he makes crude and imbecilic plans for conquest.

    The Criminal Imbecile | Henry Herbert Goddard
  • It needs no argument to show that all the rest of his conduct in leaving things as he did was imbecilic.

    The Criminal Imbecile | Henry Herbert Goddard