Examples of cretin in a Sentence
a cretin who's constantly forwarding e-mails filled with racist and sexist jokes
in discussions anyone who disagrees with her is inevitably called a cretin
Recent Examples of cretin from the Web
Sticking it to uppity black millionaires has been good for business since the first cretin came up with the lie that the first black president wasn't born in this country, and well before that even.
Anyone who saw pictures of that kid lying on the pavement with all the bullet wounds and did not feel a tinge of empathy is a cretin.
Embodied by a deadpanning Brade Bradshaw, the teacher warns us not to expect much from the night’s show, while simultaneously making clear that the kids are cretins and monsters.
Compared to working for that little cretin Snyder, the Bengals are positively aspirational.
Yes, there are nooses hanging all over America, and some little cretins decided to use one, unfortunately.
But while the New Yorker focused its ire on the execrable Gateway Pundit, that particular cretin hasn’t been given a single question.
Do not let cretins get away with personal attacks of the Howard Stern kind.
But though Newman albums are often populated by cretins and creeps, those real SOBs are usually imbued with some level of empathy by their creator.
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Chronic iodine deficiencies in diet can result in malfunctions of the thyroid gland, the gland that produces hormones necessary for normal human development. Some mountainous regions, such as parts of the Alps, do not naturally provide their inhabitants with a diet rich enough in iodine, and the resultant hypothyroidism causes stunted growth and mental retardation. In Franco-Provençal (the Romance speech of French Switzerland and adjacent areas of France), a person affected by hypothyroidism was called a cretin, literally, “wretch, innocent victim,” The word meant simply “Christian” and emphasized the hypothyroid victim's basic humanity.
Origin and Etymology of cretin
First Known Use: 1779
in the meaning defined at sense 1
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