cretinous


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cretinous - afflicted with cretinism
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
Translations
kreténský
hülye

cretinous

[ˈkretɪnəs] ADJcretinoimbécil

cretinous

[ˈkrɛtɪnəs] (offensive) adj (= moronic) → crétin(e)

cretinous

adj (Med) → kretinoid; (inf)schwachsinnig

cretinous

[ˈkrɛtɪnəs] adj (fam, pej) → da cretino/a
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