cretinous(redirected from cretinistic)
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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.