imbécil

See also: imbecil

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imbecillis > in-, "no"+ baculus, "walking stick, staff", in the sense of weak, vulnerable.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imbécil m, f (plural imbéciles)

  1. (offensive) dumb, having the properties of an imbecile

NounEdit

imbécil m, f (plural imbéciles)

  1. (offensive) moron, imbecile

Usage notesEdit

  • Although in some contexts sonso, bobo, tonto, menso, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts have a different degree, having sonso the mildest connotation, increasing its intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive sense.
Last modified on 16 September 2013, at 10:17