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cretin

Medicine, dated a person afflicted with cretinism: a mentally retarded dwarf with wide-set eyes, a broad flat nose, and protruding tongue
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cretin

[′krēt·ən or ′kret·ən]
(medicine)
An individual afflicted with cretinism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Paul positions himself as the champion of the betting shop customer while, at the same time, describing them as "cretinous", "half-witted" and "mugs".
The huge ramp down to the machine hall brings us to a space which has presence but no meaning: a state of affairs made more obvious by the cretinous black spider which dominates.
That power, quite simply, is blackmail, and the drollery of Kanin's tale is seeing the seemingly ditzy Billie Dawn tumble to the fact that if she chooses to, she can, by sweeping a little evidence from the desk of her cretinous and corrupt sugar daddy, send the louse to prison.
With Brexiteers like Jacob Rees-Mogg using terms like 'completely cretinous' the ruling party is barely unified by their desire to hold on to power, not working in partnership with others.
In a series of forthright interventions, Mr Rees-Mogg: | Said giving preferential immigration treatment to EU citizens after Brexit would be a "racist" policy' | described Theresa May's approach to Brexit as "enigmatic"; and | labelled the Government's proposal for a customs partnership with the EU "completely cretinous" The Government's plans for Brexit have been dealt a series of blows in the Lords, with peers inflicting a massive defeat on the issue of leaving the customs union.
To many, Lewis personified 'physical' and 'slapstick' comedy, his signature 'goon face' and expression of cretinous befuddlement vivifying a long-gone era when over-the-top comedy was king.
Old School BBC1 11.50pm A side-splitting scene in which Will Ferrell shoots himself in the neck with a tranquiliser gun is just one highlight of this cretinous comedy.
Graham Smith, leader of pressure group Republic, who campaign for the abolition of the monarchy, added: "Clean For The Queen is a cretinous PR exercise for a corrupt institution.
"The idea that the BBC shouldn't attempt these things is cretinous in the extreme" - Midsomer Murders star Neil Dudgeon hits out at the view that the BBC shouldn't make popular programmes.
Most cretinous (quite the achievement) is Josh "Oi-Oi!" Ortega, "PR for News Cafe, Plaza Beach and Aqwa Mist".
But now this numbing deference to all things concerning gender, race, sexuality or creed has been surpassed by a new cretinous craze.
As ever, Head Of News David Westhead is utterly appalled by all the cretinous jibberish spouted by his inept colleagues.