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adjective as in stupid, foolish

noun as in very stupid person


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He pointed to unvaccinated people who are “clogging” up overwhelmed hospitals, calling them “imbeciles” and “nut jobs” and suggesting that doctors and nurses not treat those who have not taken a coronavirus vaccine.

Of all the problems in this country, that is what this imbecile is focused on.

I was hooked: Beckham was a brilliant imbecile, and England was my squad.

In his youth, however, though too imbecile for study or for business, he was not incapable of being amused.

He just wrote things, things that he thought were adequately imbecile, and shot them into letter-boxes.

Good people, especially good women of the old type, would all counsel the imbecile sacrifice.

Imbecile children are to be kept in the workhouse till they are five years old, and may then be sent to the asylum at Darenth.

You, poor imbecile, who carry under your hauberk four relics blessed by the Pope!

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On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imbecile, such as: simple, thick, asinine, backward, deranged, and dim-witted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.