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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

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

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

When I was young, I ran to see Astaire and Rogers, Huston, Lubitsch - they were formative for me. I also read 'Flash Gordon' when I was 6, but if I were still reading it when I was 16, I'd have been an imbecile.
Lina Wertmuller

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

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
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Imbecile Translations

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