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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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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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KFC was forced into damage control mode, apologies were issued, and an otherwise witty ad campaign (albeit for a cretinously awful product) was pulled off the air.
(To cite one recurrent motif, nobody's cell phone ever seems to work right.) The startlingly timed appearances of the lumbering, somewhat cretinously single-minded monster (which has problems with projectile vomiting); the endless needling among the film's familial protagonists; their all but clueless yet intrepid battle with the abominable tadpole; and their sudden unanimity when scrambling away from police and soldiers--all these elements thrown together unexpectedly conjure hair-raising suspense and comic relief at the same moments.
And some of their observations were so cretinously obvious they tended to overshadow any serious messages.