imbécil

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

imbécil m, f (plural imbéciles)

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

Noun[edit]

imbécil m, f (plural imbéciles)

  1. (offensive) moron, imbecile

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.