Imbecility

Im`be*cil"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Imbecilities (#).
[L. imbecillitas: cf. F. imbcillit.] The quality of being imbecile; weakness; feebleness, esp. of mind.
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Cruelty . . . argues not only a depravedness of nature, but also a meanness of courage and imbecility of mind.
Sir W. Temple.
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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.
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