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Synonyms for imbecile
ˈɪm bə sɪl, -səl; esp. Brit. -ˌsilim·be·cile

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imbecile

    Synonyms:
    foolish, idiotic, fatuous

    Antonyms:
    shrewd, sagacious, clever

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retardadjective

    a person of subnormal intelligence

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

    Antonyms:
    precocious

  2. imbecile, imbecilic, idioticadjective

    having a mental age of three to seven years

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

    Antonyms:
    precocious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imbecileadjective

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, infirm, helpless, decrepit

  2. imbecileadjective

    Synonyms:
    foolish, witless, drivelling, idiotic, fatuous

  3. imbecilenoun

    Synonyms:
    dotard, feeble person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imbecilenoun

    Synonyms:
    idiot, witling, fool

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imbecile":

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

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How to use imbecile in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Clay Travis:

    Even people who are defending Colin Kaepernick are looking around like' man, you are an imbecile and anyone at this point, who defended Colin Kaepernick has to feel like they were used.

  3. Albert Schweitzer:

    Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.

  4. Ibn-e-Safi:

    Why is it that an ordinary clerk has to pass the examination for clerkship, a police constable has to go through training as a recruit before he could be commissioned and on the other hand vegetable-selling middlemen, good-for-nothing fuedals and imbecile merchants go sit in the Assemblies directly and start legisltating and some even become members of the cabinet

  5. 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.


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