imbecility

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imbecility (countable and uncountable, plural imbecilities)

  1. The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, especially of mind.
  2. Something imbecilic; a stupid action, behaviour, etc.
    • 1895, Degeneration[1], New York: D. Appleton and Company, translation of Entartung by Max Simon Nordau, page 270:
      The Parnassian theory of art is mere imbecility.

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