imbecile

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imbecile

Psychol a person of very low intelligence (IQ of 25 to 50), usually capable only of guarding himself against danger and of performing simple mechanical tasks under supervision

imbecile

[′im·bə·səl]
(psychology)
A person of middle-grade mental deficiency; the individual's mental age is between 3 and 7 years.
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Because a few writers with a paucity of themes have seized upon imbecilities of the Negro rustics and clowns and palmed them off as authentic and characteristic Aframerican behavior, the common notion that the black American is so "different" from his white neighbor has gained wide cur rency.
The Latin church, which I constantly find myself admiring, despite its frequent astounding imbecilities, has always kept clearly before it that religion is not a syllogism but a poem.
His ability to suggest that futility of any kind of action when confronted with the imbecilities of a topsy-turvy universe is little short of perfection.