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A city of eastern Argentina, an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires.


1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
2. A person with mild intellectual disability having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

[From Greek mōron, neuter of mōros, stupid, foolish.]

mo′ron′ism, mo·ron′i·ty (mə-rŏn′ĭ-tē, mô-) n.


1. slang a foolish or stupid person
2. (Psychology) old-fashioned offensive a person having an intelligence quotient of between 50 and 70, able to work under supervision
[C20: from Greek mōros foolish]
moronic adj
moˈronically adv
ˈmoronism, moˈronity n


(ˈmɔr ɒn, ˈmoʊr-)

1. a person who is notably stupid or lacking in judgment.
2. a person of borderline intelligence in a former classification of mental retardation, having an I.Q. of 50 to 69.
[1910, Amer.; < Greek mōrón, neuter of mōrós foolish, dull]
mo•ron•ic (məˈrɒn ɪk) adj.
mo•ron′i•cal•ly, adv.
mo′ron•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moron - a person of subnormal intelligencemoron - 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
2.Moron - a city in Argentina, to the west of Buenos Aires
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America


noun fool, idiot, dummy (slang), berk (Brit. slang), charlie (Brit. informal), tosser (Brit. slang), dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), ass, plank (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), bonehead (slang), chump, dunce, imbecile, cretin, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), weenie (U.S. informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), mental defective, fuckwit (taboo slang), thickhead, muttonhead (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull I used to think that he was a moron.


One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
abruticontête de nœud


[ˈmɔːrɒn] N (Med) → retrasado/a m/f mentalimbécil mf


[ˈmɔːrɒn] n (offensive)idiot(e) m/f, minus m/f


n (Med) → Geistesschwache(r) mf, → Debile(r) mf (spec); (inf)Trottel m (inf), → Schwachkopf m (inf); you’re such a moron! (inf)du bist echt grenzdebil! (inf)


[ˈmɔːrɒn] n (fam) → idiota m/f, deficiente m/f


n. morón-a, persona con retraso mental de un cociente intelectual de 50 a 70.
References in classic literature ?
At this he fell to with greater relish than if they had given him francolins from Milan, pheasants from Rome, veal from Sorrento, partridges from Moron, or geese from Lavajos, and turning to the doctor at supper he said to him, "Look here, senor doctor, for the future don't trouble yourself about giving me dainty things or choice dishes to eat, for it will be only taking my stomach off its hinges; it is accustomed to goat, cow, bacon, hung beef, turnips and onions; and if by any chance it is given these palace dishes, it receives them squeamishly, and sometimes with loathing.
El metodo para la cria de larvas que se siguio en este trabajo se baso en el descrito por Aragon y Moron (2004b) que se comenta a continuacion: se inicio con la captura de adultos en copula o hembras de P.
Moron yw'r llysieuyn sy' ar y fwydlen yn rhaglen gyntaf y gyfres newydd wrth i Bryn baratoi cwrs cyntaf o salad moron, orennau a chaws gafr yn yr awyr agored mewn rhandir ffrwythlon yng nghanol Caerdydd.
Se analizaron los datos de distribucion geografica de las especies de Chrysina y Plusiotis registradas en la literatura para el estado de Hidalgo, Mexico (Moron, 1990, 1994, 1997; Delgado y Marquez, 2006, Marquez y Sierra-Martinez, 2008, 2009; Moron y Marquez, 2012), asi como de las especies depositadas en la Coleccion Entomologica del Museo de Zoologia, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Mexico (MZFC); en la Coleccion de Coleoptera de la Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico (CC-UAEH); en la coleccion entomologica del Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico (IEXA); y en las colecciones particulares de Miguel Angel Moron, Xalapa, Veracruz (MXAL); Juan Marquez Luna, Pachuca, Hidalgo (JML); y Guillermo Nogueira, Guadalajara, Jalisco (GNG).
Se siguio el esquema de clasificacion propuesto por Moron (2010) segun el cual los Scarabaeoidea de Mexico estan representados por las familias Scarabaeidae, Melolonthidae, Cetoniidae, Geotrupidae, Ochodaeidae, Hybosoridae, Pleocomidae, Glaresidae, Trogidae, Passalidae y Lucanidae.
The review by Calibre essentially confirmed the alignment between Erdenet to Moron as being the most efficient with some minor modifications that will need to be confirmed by conducting detailed ground surveys.
Tevez branded Neville a moron after the Carling Cup semi-final between the rivals in January, The Sun reports.
I wish you wouldn't use the word moron, as I am sure you did not know the people involved.
After the game, which ended goalless, Redknapp fumed: "The guy who threw it is a moron.
It is just that I am well-mannered and do not behave like a moron when I am out.
Many of these possess sets of external morphological characters and male genital capsules that are different from the groups of species proposed by Moron (1986, 2003).
We now have another kind of moron who thinks wrecking someone else's property, then riding away is a joy; they think it's funny.