1. [syn: idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cretin \Cre"tin\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]n), n. [F. cr['e]tin; of uncertain
One afflicted with cretinism.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person of subnormal intelligence [syn: idiot,
imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "cretin":
ament, born fool, clot, congenital idiot, defective, golem,
half-wit, idiot, imbecile, juggins, mongoloid idiot, moron,
natural, natural idiot, natural-born fool, simp, simpleton, zany,
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
/kret'in/, /kree?tn/, n.
Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything
right. It has been observed that many American hackers tend to favor the
British pronunciation /kret'in/ over standard American /kree'tn/; it is
thought this may be due to the insidious phonetic influence of Monty
Python's Flying Circus.