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imbecile

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪm.bə.siːl/  us   /-sɪl/
a person who behaves in a stupid way: What an imbecile that boy is!
imbecilic
adjective uk   us   /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ɪk/ (also imbecile)
That was an imbecilic thing to do! She looked at me with an imbecile grin.
Translations of “imbecile”
in Arabic أبله…
in Korean 천치…
in Malaysian bodoh, dungu…
in French imbécile…
in Italian imbecille…
in Chinese (Traditional) 低能者,弱智者,蠢人…
in Vietnamese kẻ khờ dại, người đần độn…
in Spanish imbécil…
in Portuguese imbecil…
in Thai คนโง่, คนงี่เง่า, คนปัญญาอ่อน…
in German der Idiot, der/die Schwachsinnige…
in Catalan imbècil…
in Japanese 愚か者…
in Indonesian orang tolol, orang dungu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低能者,弱智者,蠢人…
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