/im'beuh sil"ik/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an imbecile.
2. contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion.
[1915-20; IMBECILE + -IC]
Syn. 2. idiotic, stupid, asinine.

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