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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mo're-a


  1. Rarely used term denoting foolishness or dullness of comprehension.
  2. Rarely used term for a mental state marked by frivolity, joviality, an inveterate tendency to jest, and inability to take anything seriously.

Synonym(s): hebetude

[G. moria, folly, fr. moros, stupid, dull]

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