imbecilic imbecilic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a mental age of three to seven years

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Half the 15-25 comedies are imbecilic.
  2. It allows me to make moderately serious money without wasting a nickel's worth of time sucking up to some imbecilic executive.
  3. As the lion-taming hero, TV Actor Alan Young appears imbecilic rather than amiable.

News

  1. An unblinking portrait of slavery in '12 Years' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    TORONTO (AP) - In Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Solomon Northop, a free man from upstate New York who's kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, is hung for daring to strike an abusive and imbecilic plantation hand (Paul Dano). He's cut down, but only just barely enough to reach the ground.
    on September 11, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. An unblinking portrait of slavery in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

    TORONTO — In Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Solomon Northop, a free man from upstate New York who's kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, is hung for daring to strike an abusive and imbecilic plantation hand (Paul Dano). He's cut down, but only just barely enough to reach the ground.
    on September 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. In an article titled A Shameful Betrayal of Independence, Mutambara wrote: "Our country is characterised by extreme illegitimacy, where we have an imbecilic and cynical military junta running the affairs of the country."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Arthur Mutambara Source: ReliefWeb (press release)

  2. "They should scrub Mad Monday because it's the biggest imbecilic thing of all time," Sattler said. "We used to go and have a drink on a Monday after the game and the coach used to drop in and say hello and see how they're going and then go."
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: John Sattler Source: Fox Sports

  3. Journalist Robert Fulford added to his career total with a record 13th gold for a column, "Those Imbecilic, Stultifying Games," which appeared in Queen's Quarterly.
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Robert Fulford Source: Toronto Star

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