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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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It is just that I am well-mannered and do not behave like a moron when I am out.
I don't think anyone reports this problem as much as me on a regular basis and the information passed on has no effect as I see the very same morons day in day out on occasions still riding around on possibly stolen or illegal bikes.
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?--Doesn't bring in the mail or papers for six weeks?
Bryan's; Madonna calling herself a "nutcase" and Margaret Wente describing hockey players as "toothless morons." A nutcase is, of course, a person with a mental illness and a moron is a person with an intellectual disability.
Trouble is, morons talk to other morons, and those other morons tell stupid stories to the police.
These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
If that is the operating standard for safety--that no labor-saving device that might be misused by morons should be available to the public-then we might as well go back to mud huts.
Retaliate: detects morons who start viruses and infects them.
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.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks.