See also: débil, dèbil, and dębił

Albanian

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin debilis (weak, frail, feeble).

Noun

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debil m

  1. moron, idiot

Chavacano

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Etymology

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Inherited from Spanish débil (weak).

Adjective

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debil

  1. weak

Czech

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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debil m anim

  1. (offensive) a moron (disliked person), a dumb person
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hlupák
  2. (dated, medicine) mentally ill person

Declension

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Further reading

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  • debil in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • debil in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • debil in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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debil

  1. moronic

Inflection

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Inflection of debil
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular debil 2
Indefinite neuter singular debilt 2
Plural debile 2
Definite attributive1 debile
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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German

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /deˈbiːl/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -iːl
  • Hyphenation: de‧bil

Adjective

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debil (strong nominative masculine singular debiler, comparative debiler, superlative am debilsten)

  1. (dated, now offensive) slightly mentally challenged; slightly retarded; moron

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • debil” in Duden online
  • debil” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • debil” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Occitan

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Etymology

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From Latin dēbilis. Attested from the 13th century.[1]

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Adjective

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debil m (feminine singular debila, masculine plural debils, feminine plural debilas)

  1. weak
    Synonym: feble
    Antonym: fòrt
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  1. ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2024, page 179.

Polish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis.

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debil m pers (female equivalent debilka)

  1. (derogatory) a moron
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:głupiec
  2. (obsolete, pathology) person with slight mental retardation

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • debil in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • debil in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French débile, from Latin debilis.

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Adjective

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debil m or n (feminine singular debilă, masculine plural debili, feminine and neuter plural debile)

  1. stupid

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Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis.

Noun

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dèbīl m (Cyrillic spelling дѐбӣл)

  1. (pathology, obsolete) person with slight mental retardation
  2. (derogatory) a moron, jerk

Usage notes

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In obsolete medical usage, "debil" denoted the mildest level of developmental disability. More severe levels were denoted by the words imbecil and idiot.

Declension

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • debil” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin debilis. Used since the 1920s.

Adjective

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debil (not comparable)

  1. moronic, slightly mentally challenged

Declension

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Inflection of debil
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular debil
Neuter singular debilt
Plural debila
Masculine plural3 debile
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 debile
All debila
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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