Definition Of cretin


a person who is deformed and mentally handicapped because of congenital thyroid deficiency.

This congenital hypothyroidism, unlike the neurological cretin , is amenable to treatment with thyroid hormones.

a stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).

Personally, I think it just shouts louder than any protest sign ever could that they are selfish, ignorant cretins .

Example Of cretin

  • Actually it's been almost impossible for me to write anything lately because the cretins at my work are actually making me work.

  • Anonymous bloggers often allow cretinous behavior in their comments sections.

  • ‘There was no greater cretinism than that,’ he observes.

  • Because it's for a mass audience, it has to be dumbed down so that even cretins can understand.

  • But the cretinous behaviour of the few can never take away from the happy and celebratory atmosphere engendered by the many.

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