moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ˈmȯr-ˌän \

Definition of moron 

1 : a very stupid person They were acting like a bunch of morons.

2 dated, now offensive : a person affected with mild mental retardation

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Other Words from moron

moronic \mə-​ˈrä-​nik, mȯ-​ \ adjective
moronically \-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
moronism \ˈmȯr-​ˌä-​ˌni-​zəm \ noun
moronity \mə-​ˈrä-​nə-​tē, mȯ-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for moron

Synonyms

airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dum-dum, dumbbell, dumbhead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo

Antonyms

brain, genius

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Examples of moron in a Sentence

They were acting like a bunch of morons. I can't believe I did something so stupid. I feel like a complete moron.

First Known Use of moron

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for moron

irregular from Greek mōros foolish, stupid

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moron

noun

English Language Learners Definition of moron

: a very stupid or foolish person

moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ˈmȯr-ˌän \

Kids Definition of moron

: a stupid or foolish person

moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ˈmō(ə)r-ˌän, ˈmȯ(ə)r- \

Medical Definition of moron 

dated, now offensive

: a person affected with mild mental retardation

Other Words from moron

moronic \mə-​ˈrän-​ik, mȯ-​ \ adjective, dated, now offensive

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moron

noun
mo·​ron | \ˈmōr-ˌän \

Legal Definition of moron 

: a person with a mild or moderate intellectual disability used formerly — see also idiot

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