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 periodicals archive ?
However, nine years later, her height was much more reduced and had cretinoid appearance (2).
Excerpts from the detailed description of one patient with myxedema and cretinoid state by Gull follow.
On myxoedema, a term proposed to be applied to an essential condition in the cretinoid affection occasionally observed in middle aged women.