Meaning of cretinism in English:

cretinism

Pronunciation /ˈkrɛtnˌɪz(ə)m/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1offensive Foolishness or stupidity.

  • 2Medicine
    dated A condition characterized by physical deformity and learning difficulties that is caused by congenital thyroid deficiency.

Origin

Early 19th century from cretin + -ism.