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cretin Explained

cretin at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1779, from Fr. Alpine dialect crestin, "a dwarfed and deformed idiot," from V.L. *christianus "a Christian," a generic term for "anyone," but often with a sense of "poor fellow." ///

cretin at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: cretin, from French dialect cretin 'Christian, human being, type of mentally affected person who lives in the Alps', from Latin christianus 'Christian']// informal an offensive word for someone who is extremely stupid//

cretin at German => English Of Explained:

idiot

crétin at French => English Of Explained:

stupid, zanily, zany

cretin at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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,
zombie

cretin at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(spoken, offensive) a very stupid person:
Why did you do that, you cretin?
cretinous adjective

Cretin at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cretin \Cre"tin\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]n), n. [F. cr['e]tin; of uncertain
origin.]
One afflicted with cretinism.

cretin at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

cretin
n : a person of subnormal intelligence [syn: {idiot}, {imbecile},
{moron}, {changeling}, {half-wit}, {retard}]

cretin at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » crétin

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » crétin|lang=fr (dialectal form of chrétien), from Inter: etyl » VL. Inter: term » |christianus, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » Christianus|lang=la, in the lost sense of 'unfortunate person'.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹɛtn̩/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈkɹiːtn̩/
  • Homophones: Cretan Inter: qualifier » US only

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: patholog » y A person who fails to develop mentally and physically due to a congenital hypothyroidism.
    1. Inter: pejorativ » e An idiot.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:idiot -

      Derived terms

      * cretinism

  • cretinize
  • cretinoid
  • cretinous

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » person who fails to develop due to congenital hypothyroidism
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|kretén|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kretiini
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crétin|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kretin|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κρετίνος|m|tr=kretínos|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kretén
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kretyn|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cretin|m, Inter: t- » ro|cretină|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кретин|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kretín
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kreten|m, Inter: t- » sh|кретен|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pejorative: an idiot
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crétin|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kretin|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κρετίνος|m|tr=kretínos|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ηλίθιος|m|tr=ilíthios|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kretén
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kretyn|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cretino
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кретин|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kretín
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kreten|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kritin|p
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cretino|m, Inter: t- » es|cretina|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » io: kretino


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: pedialite » Cretinism
    Translation: et » cretin
    Translation: fr » cretin
    Translation: ko » cretin
    Translation: io » cretin
    Translation: id » cretin
    Translation: mg » cretin
    Translation: nl » cretin
    Translation: pl » cretin
    Translation: ru » cretin
    Translation: ta » cretin
    Translation: vi » cretin
    Translation: zh » cretin

    crétin at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » cretin

    French

    Etymology

    Reduced form of Inter: term » chrétien||Christian|lang=fr

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /kʁe.tɛ̃/|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|f=crétine|sort=cretin
  • Inter: pejorative » offensive|lang=fr idiot, fool, bastard, fuckwit etc.

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj » sort=cretin

  • Inter: pejorative » offensive|lang=fr stupid; idiotic; foolish etc.

    Anagrams

    * cintre
    • cirent
    • crient


    Translation: de » crétin
    Translation: el » crétin
    Translation: es » crétin
    Translation: fr » crétin
    Translation: ko » crétin
    Translation: io » crétin
    Translation: it » crétin
    Translation: fi » crétin
    Translation: vi » crétin