: the quality or state of being very stupid or foolish : utter foolishness
- … it seemed a very odd business, filled with illusions and delusions, at times noble to the point of imbecility and at other times base to the point of amorality.
- —Colleen McCullough
: something that is foolish or nonsensical
- … his satire on the imbecilities and greed of politicians …
- —Nicholas Von Hoffman
dated, now offensive
: the condition of being affected with moderate mental retardation