[im-bal-uh ns] /ɪmˈbæl əns/
the state or condition of lacking , as in proportion or distribution.
faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc: the political imbalance of the programme
1895, from im- “not” + balance (n.).
imbalance im·bal·ance (ĭm-bāl’əns)
[im-buh-sil, -suh l or, esp. British, -seel] /ˈɪm bə sɪl, -səl or, esp. British, -ˌsil/ noun 1. Informal. a dunce; blockhead; dolt: Don’t stand there like an imbecile. Open the door!. 2. Psychology. (no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) a person of the second order in a former and discarded classification of mental […]
[im-buh-sil-ik] /ˌɪm bəˈsɪl ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an . 2. contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion. adj. 1875, from imbecile + -ic.
[im-buh-sil-i-tee] /ˌɪm bəˈsɪl ɪ ti/ noun, plural imbecilities. 1. an instance or point of weakness; feebleness; incapability. 2. stupidity; silliness; absurdity. 3. an instance of this. 4. Psychology. (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) the state of being an . n. early 15c., “physical weakness, feebleness (of a body part), impotence,” from Middle French […]
[im-bed] /ɪmˈbɛd/ verb (used with object), imbedded, imbedding. 1. . /ɪmˈbɛd/ verb -beds, -bedding, -bedded 1. a less common spelling of embed