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Definition of Imbecile


  1. Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; esp., mentally wea; feeble-minded; as, hospitals for the imbecile and insane.
  2. One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind.
  3. To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage.

Imbecile Quotations

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
Albert Schweitzer

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius.
Billy Wilder

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool.
Robert E. Sherwood

The turning point really is just knowing you're an imbecile.
Warren Cuccurullo

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
Olive Schreiner
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Imbecile Translations

imbecile in German is geistesschwach, geistesschwach, Schwachkopf
imbecile in Swedish is imbecill
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