IMBECILE

IMBECILE – a person who behaves in an extremely stupid or foolish way. The absolute imbecility of this show has to be seen to be believed. The word was originated in mid 16th century (as an adjective in the sense ‘physically weak’): via French from Latin imbecillus, literally ‘without a supporting staff’, from in- (expressing negation) + baculum ‘stick, staff’. Imbecile is referred to a person with moderate to severe intellectual disability having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The term belongs to a classification system which is no longer in use and is now considered offensive. Dotish, Glaikit, Damfoolis synonyms of imbecile. He drank too much and started acting like a complete imbecile. Only an imbecile would leave their car unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, and then be surprised when the vehicle was stolen]]>

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