Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to moronism: moronity, Mormonism


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.


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


the condition of being slow or mentally deficiënt. — moronic, adj.
See also: Idiocy
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Sound is carried via a stethoscope-like hollow tube, meaning no possibility of electromagnetic radiation killing off brain cells, leaving you in a Helen-like state of moronism.
Some chaps caught up in the whirligig of TV-fuelled hype, half-baked hackery, drink-generated tribalism and other symptoms of decadent moronism are excellent cricketers.