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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cretinous - afflicted with cretinism
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Translations
kreténský
hülye

cretinous

[ˈkretɪnəs] ADJcretinoimbécil
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cretinous

[ˈkrɛtɪnəs] (offensive) adj (= moronic) → crétin(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cretinous

adj (Med) → kretinoid; (inf)schwachsinnig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cretinous

[ˈkrɛtɪnəs] adj (fam, pej) → da cretino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The chair of the European Research Group of Tory Eurosceptics, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has previously described the customs partnership as "cretinous", said Mr Johnson had "hit the nail on the head".
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"Completely cretinous, the silliest thing I could possibly think of ...
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