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Informal UsePlay
Used casually among friends, but it can be very hurtful and offensive if used improperly. SlideDude, you're such an imbecile for losing your keys again!
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Conveys a strong negative feeling about someone's behavior or intelligence. SlideOnly an imbecile would trust a complete stranger with all their money.
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Avoid in FormalityPlay
Inappropriate in formal or polite contexts such as work, school, or when speaking with strangers. SlideI refrained from calling him an imbecile and chose a more diplomatic term.