Imbecility

(Roget's Thesaurus)
Folly.
<- N
PARAG:Imbecility->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ want of-intelligence
want of-intelligence
&c. 498
want of-intellect
&c. 450
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ shadowness
shadowness
silliness
foolishness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ imbecility
imbecility
incapacity
vacancy of mind
poverty of intellect
clouded perception
poor head
apartments to let
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stupidity
stupidity
stolidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hebetude
hebetude
dull understanding
meanest capacity
shortsightedness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incompetence
incompetence
&c.(unskillfulness) 699
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ one's weak side
one's weak side
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bias
bias
&c. 481
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ infatuation
infatuation
&c.(insanity) 503
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ simplicity
simplicity
puerility
babyhood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dotage
dotage
anility
second childishness
fatuity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ idiocy
idiocy
idiotism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ driveling
driveling
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ folly
folly
frivolity
irrationality
trifling
ineptitude
nugacity
inconsistency
lip wisdom
conceit
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ sophistry
sophistry
&c. 477
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ giddiness
giddiness
&c.(inattention) 458
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ eccentricity
eccentricity
&c. 503
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ extravagance
extravagance
&c.(absurdity) 497
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ rashness
rashness
&c. 863
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ act of folly
act of folly
&c. 699
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ b.be
b.be
???>-
imbecile
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ have no-brains
have no-brains
have no sense
&c. 498
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ trifle
trifle
drivel
radoter
dote
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ ramble
ramble
&c.(madness) 503
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ play the fool
play the fool
play the monkey
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ take leave of one's senses
take leave of one's senses
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ not see an inch beyond one's nose
not see an inch beyond one's nose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ stultify oneself
stultify oneself
&c. 699
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ talk nonsense
talk nonsense
&c. 497
PARAG:Imbecility->Adj
=>(Applied to persons)
GRP: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ unintelligent
unintelligent
unintellectual
unreasoning
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ mindless
mindless
witless
reasoningless
brainless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ halfbaked
halfbaked
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ having no head
having no head
&c. 498
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ not-bright
not-bright
&c. 498
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to persons \\ inapprehensible
inapprehensible
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ weak headed
weak headed
addle headed
puzzle headed
blunder headed
muddle headed
muddy headed
pig headed
beetle headed
buffle headed
chuckle headed
mutton headed
maggoty headed
grossheaded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ beef headed
beef headed
fat witted
fat-headed
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ weak-minded
weak-minded
feeble-minded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dull minded
dull minded
shallow minded
lack-brained
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ rattle-brained
rattle-brained
rattle headed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ half witted
half witted
lean witted
short witted
dull witted
blunt-witted
shallow-pated
clod-pated
addle-pated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dim-sighted
dim-sighted
short-sighted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ thick-skulled
thick-skulled
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ weak in the upper story
weak in the upper story
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ shallow
shallow
borne
weak
wanting
soft
sappy
spoony
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ dull
dull
dull as a beetle
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ stupid
stupid
heavy
insulse
obtuse
blunt
stolid
doltish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ asinine
asinine
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ inapt
inapt
&c. 699
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ prosaic
prosaic
&c. 843
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ hebetudinous
hebetudinous
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ childish
childish
child-like
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ infantine
infantine
infantile
babyish
babish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ puerile
puerile
anile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ simple
simple
&c.(credulous) 486
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ old-womanish
old-womanish
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ fatuous
fatuous
idiotic
imbecile
driveling
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ blatant
blatant
babbling
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ vacant
vacant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ sottish
sottish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ bewildered
bewildered
&c. 475
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 7
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ blockish
blockish
unteachable Boeotian
Boeotic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ bovine
bovine
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ ungifted
ungifted
undiscerning
unenlightened
unwise
unphilosophical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ apish
apish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ simious
simious
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 8
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ foolish
foolish
silly
senseless
irrational
insensate
nonsensical
inept
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ maudlin
maudlin
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 9
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ narrow-minded
narrow-minded
&c. 481
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ bigoted
bigoted
&c.(obstinate) 606
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ giddy
giddy
&c.(thoughtless) 458
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ rash
rash
&c. 863
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ eccentric
eccentric
&c.(crazed) 503
=>(Applied to actions)
GRP: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ foolish
foolish
unwise
injudicious
improper
unreasonable
without reason
ridiculous
silly
stupid
asinine
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ ill-imagined
ill-imagined
ill-advised
ill-judged
ill-devised
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ mal entendu
mal entendu
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ inconsistent
inconsistent
irrational
unphilosophical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ extravagant
extravagant
&c.(nonsensical) 497
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ sleeveless
sleeveless
idle
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ useless
useless
&c. 645
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ inexpedient
inexpedient
&c. 647
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ Applied to actions \\ frivolous
frivolous
&c.(trivial) 643

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • imbecility — (n.) early 15c., physical weakness, feebleness (of a body part), impotence, from M.Fr. imbécillité and directly from L. imbecillitatem (nom. imbecillitas) weakness, feebleness, from imbecillus weak, feeble, traditionally said to mean unsupported… …   Etymology dictionary

  • imbecility — [im΄bə sil′ə tē] n. pl. imbecilities [Fr imbécillité < L imbecillitas] 1. the state of being an imbecile 2. behavior like that of an imbecile; great foolishness or stupidity 3. an imbecile act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • imbecility — imbecile ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid person. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stupid. DERIVATIVES imbecilic adjective imbecility noun (pl. imbecilities) . ORIGIN originally in the sense «physically weak»: from Latin imbecillus without a supporting staff …   English terms dictionary

  • imbecility — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1533 1. the quality or state of being imbecile or an imbecile 2. a. utter foolishness; also futility b. something that is foolish or nonsensical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imbecility — /im beuh sil i tee/, n., pl. imbecilities. 1. Psychol. the state of being an imbecile. 2. an instance or point of weakness; feebleness; incapability. 3. stupidity; silliness; absurdity. 4. an instance of this. [1525 35; earlier imbecillity < L… …   Universalium

  • imbecility — noun a) The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, especially of mind. b) Something imbecilic; a stupid action, behaviour, etc …   Wiktionary

  • imbecility — Synonyms and related words: amentia, arrested development, asininity, backwardness, battiness, blithering idiocy, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, cretinism, daffiness, desipience, disability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • imbecility — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. idiocy. See insanity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Folly] Syn. foolishness, idiocy, silliness, absurdity; see stupidity 1 , 2 . 2. [Feeble mindedness] Syn. moronity, retardation, cretinism; see insanity 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • imbecility — im·be·cil·i·ty || ‚ɪmbɪ sɪlÉ™tɪ n. mentally handicapped condition (Psychology); stupidity, foolishness, silliness …   English contemporary dictionary

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