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Synonyms for imbecile
ˈɪm bə sɪl, -səl; esp. Brit. -ˌsil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard(adj)

    a person of subnormal intelligence

    Synonyms:
    nitwit, moron, doofus, cretin, dimwit, idiot, changeling, retard, half-wit

    Antonyms:
    precocious

  2. imbecile, imbecilic, idiotic(adj)

    having a mental age of three to seven years

    Synonyms:
    ludicrous, absurd, laughable, nonsensical, idiotic, preposterous, ridiculous, cockeyed, derisory, imbecilic, crackbrained

    Antonyms:
    precocious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imbecile

    Synonyms:
    foolish, idiotic, fatuous

    Antonyms:
    shrewd, sagacious, clever

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imbecile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, infirm, helpless, decrepit

  2. imbecile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    foolish, witless, drivelling, idiotic, fatuous

  3. imbecile(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dotard, feeble person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imbecile(n)

    Synonyms:
    idiot, witling, fool

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    idiot, fool, moron, stupid, jerk, dumbass, assmunch, moonhead, silly, jackass

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How to use imbecile in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Typos, fall not under the grammatical discussions; however, imbecile and ignoramus perform that, which surpass and prevail, nothing.

  2. Henry Louis Mencken:

    Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

  3. The Donald:

    On this one I think Rosie should win, but Rosie is not much herself. I think anybody that's against the war in Iraq is the winner of the fight, because to justify the war in Iraq -- only an imbecile could do that.

  4. Albert Schweitzer:

    Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    It is always a futile effort to correct or make two types of people understand the worthwhile words, thoughts or proverbs. One who is an imbecile and other who has a vile character.


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