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"imbecile" in British English

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imbecilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪm.bə.siːl/  us   /-sɪl/
imbecilic
adjective uk   us   /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ɪk/ (also imbecile)
That was an imbecilic thing to do! She ​looked at me with an imbecile ​grin.
(Definition of imbecile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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imbecilenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪm·bə·səl, -ˌsɪl/
a ​stupidperson
(Definition of imbecile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “imbecile”
in Korean 천치…
in Arabic أبله…
in Malaysian bodoh, dungu…
in French imbécile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 低能者,弱智者,蠢人…
in Italian imbecille…
in Spanish imbécil…
in Vietnamese kẻ khờ dại, người đần độn…
in Portuguese imbecil…
in Thai คนโง่, คนงี่เง่า, คนปัญญาอ่อน…
in German der Idiot, der/die Schwachsinnige…
in Catalan imbècil…
in Japanese 愚か者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低能者,弱智者,蠢人…
in Indonesian orang tolol, orang dungu…
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