cretin


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cre·tin

 (krēt′n)
n. Often Offensive
1. A person with cretinism.
2. A person considered to be foolish or unintelligent.

[French crétin, from Franco-Provençal, person with cretinism (formerly common in Alpine valleys because of insufficient iodine in the local diet), from Vulgar Latin *christiānus, Christian, human being, poor fellow, from Latin Chrīstiānus, Christian; see Christian.]

cre′tin·oid′ (-oid′) adj.
cre′tin·ous (-əs) adj.

cretin

(ˈkrɛtɪn)
n
1. (Pathology) old-fashioned a person afflicted with cretinism
2. offensive a person considered to be extremely stupid
[C18: from French crétin, from Swiss French crestin, from Latin Chrīstiānus Christian, alluding to the humanity of such people, despite their handicaps]
ˈcretinˌoid adj
ˈcretinous adj

cre•tin

(ˈkrit n; esp. Brit. ˈkrɛt n)

n.
1. a person affected with cretinism.
2. a stupid, obtuse, or boorish person.
[1770–80; < French; Franco-Provençal creitin, crestin human being, literally, Christian (hence one who is human despite deformities)]
cre′tin•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cretin - a person of subnormal intelligencecretin - a person of subnormal intelligence  
mongoloid - a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

cretin

noun
Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
أجْدّب، أهْبَـلقَمـيء
kreténblbec
idiotkretiner
kretiini
kreten
kretén
fávitikretíni
kretinas
kretīnsstulbenis
kretyn
kretén
ahmakalıkaptalkretensersem

cretin

[ˈkretɪn] N (Med) → cretino/a m/f (pej) → cretino/a m/f, imbécil mf

cretin

n (Med) → Kretin m; (inf)Schwachkopf m (inf)

cretin

[ˈkrɛtɪn] n (fam, pej) → cretino/a

cretin

(ˈkretin) noun
1. a person who is mentally subnormal and physically deformed.
2. an idiot, used as a term of contempt and abuse.

cre·tin

n. cretino-a, persona con manifestaciones de cretinismo.
References in classic literature ?
The cretin was the one variety of the human species with which the commandant had not yet come in contact.
The cretin whom you have just seen, not having returned to his house, had not been taken away, so that the next morning he was the sole remaining example of his species in the village.
In the midst of the uproar I should perhaps have fallen a victim to the frenzy that possesses a crowd excited by its own outcries and stirred up by one common feeling, but the cretin saved my life
Far be it from me to blame them for it; has not their cult of the cretin often furnished me with an argument when I have tried to induce those who had possession of their faculties to help the unfortunate?
This sentiment has degenerated into a kind of religious superstition in families to which cretins belong; but does it not spring from the most beautiful of Christian virtues--from charity, and from a belief in a reward hereafter, that most effectual support of our social system, and the one thought that enables us to endure our miseries?
When I first settled here, sir, I found a dozen cretins in this part of the canton," and the doctor turned round to point out the ruined cottages for the officer's benefit.
After preparing people's minds, I made another transportation by night, and six more cretins were taken away.
Thornton served on the boards of Cretin High School, the University of St.
Margolis and Cretin address many practical issues in their book, such as who signs off on a completed practice guideline, what methods are available for consensus building in a diverse group, and what measures are useful in monitoring the success or failure of an established guideline.
In the letter, Cretin points out the efforts by the Bulgarian government throughout 2010 for improving the national system for protection of frauds with EU funds.
But WAG never entirely disappears, and now its back with a punk rock fundraiser featuring outre, in-your-face bands such as the BALLS, Jetset, the Time Beings and Tony Jones & the Cretin 3, pictured.
Plebgate How two-faced can this sick cretin Cameron get?