HyperDic: imbecile

English > 2 senses of the word imbecile:
NOUNperson imbecile, idiot, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retarda person of subnormal intelligence
ADJECTIVEallimbecile, imbecilic, idiotichaving a mental age of three to seven years
imbecile > pronunciation
Soundsih'mbahsahl; ih'mbahsayl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
aisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > imbecile: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a mental age of three to seven years.
Synonymsimbecilic, idiotic
Broaderretardedrelatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
Spanishimbécil
Nounsimbecilityretardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
English > imbecile: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person of subnormal intelligence.
Synonymsidiot, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard
NarrowermongoloidA person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
Broadersimpleton, simpleA person lacking intelligence or common sense
Spanishbobo, corto, cretino, estúpido, idiota, imbécil, memo, necio, retardado, retrasado, tonto
Catalancretí, curt, gamarús, idiota, imbècil, neci, pallús, retardat, retrassat, tanoca, tòtil
Adjectivesimbecilichaving a mental age of three to seven years

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