mouth-breathing


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mouth-breathing

(used before a noun) Dimwitted, foolish, or stupid; of low or stunted intelligence. Maybe you wouldn't have failed the exam if you weren't such a mouth-breathing nincompoop! That mouth-breathing idiot Terry parked his car in my space again. That's the third time this month!
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There are those mouth-breathing knuckledragging National Rifle Association members who trot out that old "Guns don't kill people, people do" line, a soundbite get-out clause for the sort of paranoid, delusional, intellectually-challenged redneck who thinks that by hoarding guns and ammunition, he is somehow being more American than a fellow American who doesn't fantasise about killing anyone.
1) Rhinorrhoea, mouth-breathing, hyponasal speech and cough can also be observed in patients with AH.
Other causes include Sjogren's syndrome and certain other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, mouth-breathing, excessive alcohol intake, nutritional deficiencies, and radiation therapy.
On the other hand, a few have disagreed that mouth-breathing can affect the form of the jaw or create a malocclusion.
Participating mothers reported on their children's sleep duration and on the presence and severity of sleep-disordered breathing, which was defined as snoring, observed episodes of apnea, and mouth-breathing during sleep.
Children considered "worst case" scored highest for SDB symptoms of snoring, sleep apnea or mouth-breathing.
The website RedState called Stevens' book "a polemic for the mouth-breathing left.
Nevertheless, within a year or so after re-establishment of normal oropharyngeal function, and normal nasal airway, the chronic mouth-breathing habit does revert to nasal breathing.
The new study analysed the combined effects of snoring, apnea and mouth-breathing patterns on the behaviour of children enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a project based in the United Kingdom.
Furthermore, these enlargements may lead to chronic mouth-breathing [Pelton and Leibovitz, 2009; Wiertsema and Leach, 2009].
But too often they're just made to look like mouth-breathing chumps by his superhuman feats of deduction.
Sit near a mouth-breathing, watery-eyed, sneezing, coughing ball of misery, and you're only headed one place: bed.
The human race is essentially a knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing bunch of goons.