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neanderthal  adj.  
Uncouth in manners or appearance.
Synonyms: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish.

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"Neanderthal" Quotes from Famous Books

... ourselves of the cardinal distinction that exists between two forms that it may manifest. There is a progress which consists in and depends upon an advance in the constitution of the living individual; and, so far as we are more mental and less physical than the men who have left us such relics as the Neanderthal skull, in so far we exemplify this kind of progress. But, on the other hand, we can claim progress as compared with even the Greeks in some respects, though there is no evidence whatever that, so far as the individual is concerned, there is any natural, inherent, organic progress. But we know ...
— Woman and Womanhood - A Search for Principles • C. W. Saleeby

... witnessing from some safe hiding-place the stupendous strife that would have ensued—a battle more furious, lasting and fatal to many a brave knight of biology, than was ever yet fought over any bone or bony fragment or fabric ever picked up, including the celebrated cranium of the Neanderthal. ...
— The Naturalist in La Plata • W. H. Hudson

Words linked to "Neanderthal" :   genus Homo, human being, man, Neandertal man, boorish, neandertal, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neanderthal man, swinish, unrefined, homo, oafish, loutish, Neanderthalian, human

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