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.