The Correct spelling is: imbecile
Common misspellings of the word imbecile are:
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adj. also imÂ·beÂ·cilÂ·ic (Äm'bÉ™-sÄl'Äk)
- A stupid or silly person; a dolt.
- A person whose mental acumen is well below par.
- A person of moderate to severe mental retardation having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
- Stupid; silly.
- Well below par in mental acumen.
[From obsolete French imbÃ©cille, weak, feeble, from Old French, from Latin imbÄ“cillus : in-, not; see inâ€“1 + possibly bacillum, staff, diminutive of baculum, rod.]imbecilely im'beÂ·cileÂ·ly adv.