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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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"During the last meeting that I had with the Crown Office and procurator fiscal, they treated me like an imbecile.
I shared the story of my long-distance marriage on a YouTube video titled My Life, My Wife and Kilimani Mums and since that day, people keep asking me what it is really like to be in such a union.LAUGHED AT MYSELFFor the uninitiated, I'm the imbecile that allowed his wife to go and work abroad, accepting to remain behind with the then one-year old son.
North Korea has labelled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the US presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.
Burtinshaw, a researcher and historian who runs a genealogy company in the UK, and Burt, a genealogist and family historian in the UK, use asylum records and documents to detail the identities, backgrounds, and outcomes of asylum patients in 19th-century Britain and Ireland, with discussion of asylums in different areas, life in the asylum, staff, criminals and insanity, the definitions of imbecile and idiot, and the medical and social understanding of mental health disorders and the methods used by doctors attempting to cure them, including epilepsy, general paralysis, suicide, and puerperal insanity, as well as mania, melancholia, dementia, and congenital conditions, with case studies for illustration.
Even the 1911 census required you to state if any member of the household was a Lunatic, Imbecile or Feeble Minded.
An imbecile I was working with must have been shitted on, so he was a prick.
Alvarez' push for Sacluti's promotion was cited earlier by lawyer Mandy Anderson, the chief-of-staff of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, as her point of conflict with the Speaker, and which had prompted her to make a controversial Facebook post in June calling him an 'imbecile.'
LOTS of people would have been sickened to read or see video recordings of a giraffe being killed and an imbecile standing over it with his arms raised as though it was some sort of heroic achievement to shoot a wild animal.
Klitschko (right) is still furious at some of the comments Fury has made since becoming the WBA, WBO and IBO king in November and branded the world champion "mentally sick" and "an imbecile".
In fact David, you (waves handgun) are more of an imbecile. Only an imbecile would dare to wage war against a land where the law of Allah reigns supreme and where the people live under the justice and security of the sharia.
Imbecile pals Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) go into business together.
BRAZILIAN World Cup winner Romario has launched an astonishing attack on the organisers of the tournament - and called the world's most famous footballer Pele "an imbecile".