Last modified on 12 January 2015, at 21:35

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.