[am-fim-uh-ser] /æmˈfɪm ə sər/
a trisyllabic foot, the arrangement of the syllables of which is long, short, long in quantitative meter, or stressed, unstressed, stressed in accentual meter, as anodyne, an accentual amphimacer.
(prosody) a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (– ◡ –) Also called amphimacer Compare amphibrach
(prosody) another word for cretic
[kreet-n or, esp. British, kret-n] /ˈkrit n or, esp. British, ˈkrɛt n/ noun 1. a person suffering from . 2. a stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person. /ˈkrɛtɪn/ noun 1. (old-fashioned) a person afflicted with cretinism 2. (offensive) a person considered to be extremely stupid n. 1779, from French crétin (18c.), from Alpine dialect crestin, […]
[kreet-n-iz-uh m or, esp. British, kret-] /ˈkrit nˌɪz əm or, esp. British, ˈkrɛt-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a congenital disease due to absence or deficiency of normal thyroid secretion, characterized by physical deformity, dwarfism, and mental retardation, and often by goiter. /ˈkrɛtɪˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. (old-fashioned) a condition arising from a deficiency of thyroid hormone, present from […]
[kreet-n-ahyz or, esp. British, kret-] /ˈkrit nˌaɪz or, esp. British, ˈkrɛt-/ verb (used with or without object), cretinized, cretinizing. 1. to make or become cretinous; cause (a person) to be incapable of normal intelligence or sound judgment.
- Cretin maggot
noun phrase A despicable, disgusting person; dickwad, scumbag (1990s+ Teenagers)