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Synonyms for imbecility
ˌɪm bəˈsɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imbecility(noun)

    retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot

    Synonyms:
    stupidity, folly, betise, foolishness

  2. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility(noun)

    a stupid mistake

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, stupidity, indulgence, unwiseness, foolishness, folly, craziness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imbecility

    Idiocy is a state of mental unsoundness amounting almost or quite to total absence of understanding. Imbecility is a condition of mental weakness, which may or may not be as complete as that of idiocy, but is at least such as to incapacitate for the serious duties of life. Incapacity, or lack of legal qualification for certain acts, necessarily results from imbecility, but may also result from other causes, as from insanity or from age, sex, etc.; as, the incapacity of a minor to make a contract. Idiocy or imbecility is weakness of mind, while insanity is disorder or abnormal action of mind. Folly and foolishness denote a want of mental and often of moral balance. Fatuity is sometimes used as equivalent to idiocy, but more frequently signifies conceited and excessive foolishness or folly. Stupidity is dulness and slowness of mental action which may range all the way from lack of normal readiness to absolute imbecility. Compare INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    fatuity, folly, foolishness, idiocy, incapacity, senselessness, stupidity

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, common sense, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imbecility

    Synonyms:
    feebleness, senility, weakness, dotage

    Antonyms:
    strength, energy, vigor, virility, power

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imbecility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    weakness, feebleness, debility, infirmity, helplessness

  2. imbecility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    foolishness, childishness, idiocy, fatuity

How to use imbecility in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.

  2. Jack Holland:

    Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

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#245809senselessness

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