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  • adj. like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, stupid, idiotic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a mental age of three to seven years

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Examples

  • Her statement is not 'imbecilic' - the basic science is very simple and something that the public doesn't grasp well.

    RealClimate

  • Unless McCain's handlers are equally as imbecilic, which is possible but not likely, they must realize the spin cycle on this one is broken and there's no time to call tech support or send her back to the factory.

    Ian Gurvitz: Say Goodnight, Gracie. (With Apologies to Gracie Allen.)

  • If you're outraged and interested in doing more, join "Facebook, Please Stop Permitting Fat Hatred" and let Facebook know that this kind of imbecilic, vile hatred against any group is not okay.

    Laura Beck: Facebook Allows Hate Speech Against Fat People

  • I probably should have held my tongue, but I was just sick to death of that kind of imbecilic hyperbole that insulted both the American system and the victims of real opression.

    The Obama Thugocracy Has Arrived - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • It's sad and hilarious in equal measure, but hardly new: fools calling more knowledgeable people 'imbecilic'.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A bit about Fred Thompson and the "imbecilic" Wisconsin budget stalemate.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Podkrepa labour confederation deputy leader Dimitar Manolov was quoted by mass-circulation daily Trud as describing them as "imbecilic" while Douma, a daily closely aligned to the opposition socialists, the measures were called "monstrous".

    SofiaEcho RSS feed

  • Franck Ribery - and one for which Domenech has already shown his appreciation, describing his players as "imbecilic", which probably means "groundbreaking" in French.

    The Guardian World News

  • French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes blamed "imbecilic" fans for the new policy, and another top government official suggested that maybe France ought not to play friendly matches with North African countries at all.

    FP Passport

  • My god, that's the kind of imbecilic fantasy hypothetical you'd expect to hear from a fifth grader, akin to asking if someone would rather be eaten by zombies or ground to death in a giant meat grinder.

    And Doctor Biobrain's Response Is...

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