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imbecility

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noun im·be·cil·i·ty \ˌim-bə-ˈsi-lə-tē\

Definition of imbecility

plural im·be·cil·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being imbecile or an imbecile

  2. 2 a :  utter foolishness; also :  futility b :  something that is foolish or nonsensical



Examples of imbecility

  1. <was arrested for the sheer imbecility of speeding down a dark road with no headlights on>

  2. <we were stunned by the imbecility of the ideas presented by this once-respected biologist>



Circa 1533

First Known Use of imbecility

circa 1533



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