imbecille

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imbēcillus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imbecille (masculine and feminine plural imbecilli)

  1. (psychology, obsolete) imbecile
  2. (derogatory) fool, idiot, stupid, moron
    Synonyms: stupido, idiota, cretino, deficiente, scemo

NounEdit

imbecille m or f (plural imbecilli)

  1. fool, idiot, clot

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • imbecille in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

imbēcille

  1. nominative neuter singular of imbēcillis
  2. accusative neuter singular of imbēcillis
  3. vocative neuter singular of imbēcillis

ReferencesEdit

  • imbecille in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • imbecille in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • imbecille in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette