Meaning of “imbecile” in the English Dictionary

"imbecile" in British English

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imbecilenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪm.bə.siːl/ us /ˈɪm.bə.sɪl/
imbecilic
adjective uk /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ɪk/ us /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ɪk/ also imbecile

That was an imbecilic thing to do!
She looked at me with an imbecile grin.
imbecility
noun [ U ] /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ə.ti/ /ˌɪm.bəˈsɪl.ə.t̬i/

The absolute imbecility of this show has to be seen to be believed.

(Definition of “imbecile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imbecile" in American English

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imbecilenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪm·bə·səl, -ˌsɪl/

(Definition of “imbecile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)