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moron

 [mo´ron]
obsolete term for a person with the highest grade of mental retardation, equivalent to the modern classification “mild mental retardation.”

mor·on

(mōr'on), This outmoded and imprecise term is best avoided in medical speech and writing because of its pejorative lay connotations.
An obsolete term for a subclass of mental retardation or a person so classified therein.
[G. mōros, stupid]

moron

(môr′ŏn′)
n.
A person with mild intellectual disability having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

mo′ron′ism, mo·ron′i·ty (mə-rŏn′ĭ-tē, mô-) n.

moron

Neurology
An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with mild mental retardation (IQ 50–69).

Vox populi
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.

moron

A person of a mild to moderate degree of learning difficulty (mental retardation). A person with an IQ of between 50 and 70. The term is not used in medicine. From the Greek moros , stupid.
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Any person who goes in to a ground and spouts anti-social nonsense about race, creed or colour is defined by Strachan as a moron on entry and a moron on departure.
It is an absolute disgrace the way these new buses are treated, but I am convinced more could be done to deter the morons who do these things with some massive fines imposed on their parents
What kinda moron buys a nice Cape Cod in a good neighborhood, equips it with a state-of-the-art alarm system, and then--what?
Tomorrow: They weren't exactly starting out on the high ground, and since 9/11, they've been completely cowed by the sort of morons who think that if you don't wear an American flag pin on your lapel, you must be pro-terrorist.
These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
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While Elizabeth still carries remnants of outrage and some mild pulsings of desire, she seems doomed to become one of the morons herself, if she doesn't watch out.
This is not because producers are morons, incidentally, but because they believe their audiences are.
According to TTAC's description, it's an "ugly, gangly, underpowered, mud-aversive half-breed" that "staggers into the light, turning all who see it-- or heaven forbid buy it-- into grotesque, bobble-headed morons.
MORONS KENNY DALGLISH last night called for police to "bang up" the MORONS and let Neil Lennon get on with his job at Celtic.
That is an easy question, with a simple answer: because Liverpool has a fetid underclass of morons.