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.
Well mercantile marauders it seems on closer reading of Sir Peter's Epistle to the Simians that you are exonerated, lambasted or something in between, depending on which particular set of drivel you choose to peruse from the epicentre of moronity that is Wapping.