moron

noun mo·ron \ ˈmȯr-ˌän \

Definition of moron

1 dated, now offensive : a person affected with mild mental retardation
2 : a very stupid person
  • They were acting like a bunch of morons.

moronic

play \mə-ˈrä-nik, mȯ-\ adjective

moronically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

moronism

play \ˈmȯr-ˌä-ˌni-zəm\ noun

moronity

play \mə-ˈrä-nə-tē, mȯ-\ noun

Examples of moron in a Sentence

  1. They were acting like a bunch of morons.

  2. I can't believe I did something so stupid. I feel like a complete moron.

Origin and Etymology of moron

irregular from Greek mōros foolish, stupid


MORON Defined for English Language Learners

moron

noun

Definition of moron for English Language Learners

  • : a very stupid or foolish person


MORON Defined for Kids

moron

noun mo·ron \ ˈmȯr-ˌän \

Definition of moron for Students

: a stupid or foolish person

Medical Dictionary

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

moronic

play \mə-ˈrän-ik, mȯ-\ adjective, dated, now offensive

Law Dictionary

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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