The definition of an imbecile is someone who is foolish or isn’t very smart.(noun)
An example of an imbecile is someone who treats people badly and does stupid things that don't make any sense.
See imbecile in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr imbécile < L imbecilis, imbecillus, feeble, weak, prob. < in-, without + baculus, staff (see bacillus): hence “without support”
See imbecile in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From obsolete French imbécille, weak, feeble
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin imbēcillus
Origin: : in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + possibly bacillum, staff
Origin: , diminutive of baculum, rod; see bak- in Indo-European roots.
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