cretin

[ kreet-n or, esp. British, kret-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF cretin

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRETIN

On the Rigi his musings on the magnificence of the view are checked by the presence of a cretin.

“It was rather a chouse to shoot a cretin, though,” said another, in chaff.

Only twelve kinds of a cretin would have gone on when faced with anything like this.

Of course, many people have goitre who are not cretins, but there is no cretin who has not goitre.

Every crank's whim, every cretin's philosophy, is fired at him first of all.

Another author mentions a cretin who could tell exactly the birthdays and death-days of the inhabitants of his town for a decade.

Something of the goître and cretin influence seems to settle on my spirits sometimes, on the lower ground.

It is very commonly accompanied by idiocy; and, in fact, the Cretin is one of the most distressing objects that can be seen.

The poetical whim of Cretin, a French poet, brought into fashion punning or equivocal rhymes.

The cretin, whose eyes caught a glimpse of the cake, laughed, and began to try to reach out her hand to take it.

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