What’s an “imbecile”?

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I went looking, just in case my own understanding of the term is lacking somewhat, and this is one of the definitions (with plenty of synonyms) offered by UrbanDictionary.com:

imbecile idiot moron retard stupid fool cretin dolt dumbass blockhead simpleton jackass dimwit dumb dunce retarded donkey ignoramus dope dummy half-wit jerk loser numskull tard ass bastard boob buffoon dork fuckwit genius nincompoop nitwit oaf bonehead crazy dipshit dodo dousche dumbfuck dunderhead ediot fathead fucktard george w. bush halfwit ignorant ninny shit for brains tool

1. Imbecile

Intelligence Quotient Scale:

Moron = 50-69
Imbecile = 30-49
Idiot = 29 & below

Hey, you see that idiot over there? Why are you acting like him? You know you’re smarter than him, you imbecile.

Now I know, I was actually generous in that term’s use in some cases! :devil:

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19 Comments
  • Barry
    14 April 2007

    Careful with Urban Dictionary. It’s amusing sometimes, but sometimes they have an especially disgusting definition for a rather innocent term (look up “Cosby Sweater” sometime, seriously).

    Anyway, I find clearer definitions sometimes from from one of the dictionary sites:

    Imbecile

    –noun
    1. Psychology. a person of the second order in a former classification of mental retardation, above the level of idiocy, having a mental age of seven or eight years and an intelligence quotient of 25 to 50.

    2. a dunce; blockhead; dolt.
    –adjective

    3. mentally feeble.

    4. showing mental feebleness or incapacity.

    5. stupid; silly; absurd.

    6. Archaic. weak or feeble.

    [Origin: 1540–50; earlier imbecill

  • mahmood
    14 April 2007

    That was “tongue-in-cheek” Barry. Intended to show the “richness” of the English language and its varying interpretation.

  • Cradle of Humanity
    14 April 2007

    Here is my favourite term of the week: Muffin Top!
    I know it’s pejorative but I couldn’t help but laugh at the genuine creativity of the person who coined the term..

  • Barry
    14 April 2007

    Well, call me an imbecile then 😆

    My favorite terms right now are “Camel toe” and “moose knuckles”. Go look them up!

  • Cradle of Humanity
    14 April 2007

    Haha.. I needn’t Urban Dictionary for these..

  • can we talk
    14 April 2007

    i would like to introduce “bagel brain”
    (s)he is often cheesy, quite often boring, and may sometimes lovingly be called “donut brain” if (s)he behaves sweetly…

  • Bahraini and proud
    14 April 2007

    Hummmm,,, let me,, see in my own opinion an imbecile is any person who:
    1- eats, drink Mc
    2- Drives a GM
    3- Uses DOORS operating system, (hint hint) let’s pay more money to William Windows…
    4- listens to sinful west brain washing music or watch hollytrees movies..
    5-Let’s not forget People who dress up like thugs and (sayah), ok wanna be a thug or a camel ****** be the real thing at least. keep it real as they say..
    6- Girls who wear too much make-up. and show breast and then asks why are you staring at me?? WELL you are showing them so let me GAZE
    :wub: .
    7- Insists on wearing brands. (show offs).
    8- beets women.

    hold on the list goes on… scratching my head

    9-Do not read.
    10- Accept others as them self ( people who try to change the world according to thier laws) we all know who i’m talking about)

    11- Basically FASCINATED of the United Status of A**wipes

  • can we talk
    14 April 2007

    Accept others as them self ( people who try to change the world according to thier laws)

    does anyone else see the irony here???????!!!

    we all know who i’m talking about)

    ehhm? yourself???????????

  • Bahraini and proud
    14 April 2007

    i forgot the Not hehehe big deal :angry:

  • Dude
    14 April 2007

    been a while since i heard that word, its dying.

  • Costa-Guy
    14 April 2007

    I got the point of this post 😉 good luck..

  • Costa-Guy
    14 April 2007

    I got the point of this post 😉 and always keep this big grin on your face:biggrin: .. good luck..

  • Costa-Guy
    14 April 2007

    I got the point of this post 😉 and always keep this big grin on your face:biggrin: .. good luck.. :devil:

  • Costa-Guy
    14 April 2007

    Oops!! sometimes my PC becomes an idiot and I become an imbecile while posting :pinch:

  • mahmood
    14 April 2007

    :biggrin:

  • LiB Team
    15 April 2007

    Oh in that case we should replace the words “imbecile” “moron” and “idiot” in our posts to something else 😉 :whistle:

  • mahmood
    15 April 2007

    that’s exactly what I was thinking.. how about creating a new glossary of terms with plenty of “acceptable” synonyms?

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    16 April 2007

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