Imbecilities
Imbecility Im`be*cil"i*ty, n.; pl. {Imbecilities}. [L. imbecillitas: cf. F. imb['e]cillit['e].] The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind. [1913 Webster]

Cruelty . . . argues not only a depravedness of nature, but also a meanness of courage and imbecility of mind. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

Note: This term is used specifically to denote natural weakness of the mental faculties, affecting one's power to act reasonably or intelligently.

Syn: Debility; infirmity; weakness; feebleness; impotence. See {Debility}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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