moronity


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mo·ron

 (môr′ŏn′)
n.
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.

Mo·rón

 (mō-rōn′)
A city of eastern Argentina, an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires.
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Noun1.moronity - mild mental retardation
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
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Institutional administrators and others came to admit that many cases of moronity were not genetic and that cultural factors such as poverty put many people at risk for a feebleminded diagnosis.