Definition of Cretinous

1. Adjective. Afflicted with cretinism.

Similar to: Retarded
Derivative terms: Cretin, Cretinism



Definition of Cretinous

1. a. Having the characteristics of a cretin.

Definition of Cretinous

1. Adjective. Characteristic of a cretin; very stupid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cretinous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cretinous

1. Relating to cretinism or a cretin; affected with cretinism. Synonym: cretinistic. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cretinous

cretic
cretics
cretinise
cretinised
cretinises
cretinising
cretinisms
cretinistic
cretinize
cretinized
cretinizes
cretinizing
cretinoid
cretinous (current term)
cretins
cretism
cretisms
cretonne
cretonnes
creutzer
creutzers
creutzfeldt-jakob disease
creutzfeldt-jakob syndrome
crevalle
crevalle jack
crevalles

Literary usage of Cretinous

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1. Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin (1888)
"Your converted children, who teach their parents; your converted convicts, who teach honest men; your converted dunces, who, having lived in cretinous' ..."

2. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"there may be a conveyance of the endemic morbid poison to the offspring from healthy parents is shown by the observation that in cretinous regions children ..."

3. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1918)
"It is, however, evident that goiter in the parents cannot be considered the cause of cretinism, as it is only in endemic territory that cretinous children ..."

4. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1904)
"Some such hypothesis seems to him to harmonise best with the remarkable frequency with which cretinous calves are thrown by the breed in question ; and he ..."

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