Synonyms and Antonyms of imbecility
1 a foolish act or idea was arrested for the sheer imbecility of speeding down a dark road with no headlights on Synonyms absurdity, asininity, bêtise, fatuity, foolery, foppery, idiocy, folly, inanity, insanity, lunacy, stupidityRelated Words absurdness, craziness, foolishness, inaneness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; buffoonery, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; drivel, humbug, nonsense, twaddle; blunder, bungle, flub, goof, howlerNear Antonyms discretion, forethought, prudence, sagacity, wisdom; brainstorm, inspiration
2 lack of good sense or judgment we were stunned by the imbecility of the ideas presented by this once-respected biologist Synonyms absurdity, asininity, balminess, brainlessness, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, foolishness, inanity, insanity, lunacy, madness, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, simplicity, unwisdom, wackiness, witlessness, zaninessRelated Words denseness, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, feeblemindedness, gormlessness [chiefly British], idiocy, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, simplemindedness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity; fallacy, irrationality, unreasonableness; kookiness, weirdness; laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousnessNear Antonyms logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, validity; discernment, insight, perception, percipienceAntonyms prudence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sanity, sapience, sensibleness, soundness, wisdom
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