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Definitions of imbecile

  1. To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One destitute of strength; esp., one of feeble mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One of feeble mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One destitute of strength, either of mind or body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. An imbecile person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Imbecility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One who is imbecile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Without strength, especially of mind; feeble-minded; idiotic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Without strength either of body or of mind: feeble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Feeble in body or mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Feeble - minded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Without strength, either of body or of mind; weak. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Weak; infirm; destitute of strength of either body or mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for imbecile

  1. " I have nobody, except a decrepit old man, who is half an imbecile said Denise, with a short laugh. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The weak and imbecile might take refuge in despair, but the strength of youth should serve me better. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
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