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Meaning of NEANDERTHAL

Pronunciation:  nee'andur`thol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
  2. [adj]  ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance; "was boorish and insensitive"; "the loutish manners of a bully"; "her stupid oafish husband"; "aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"
  3. [adj]  relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man; "Neanderthal skull"
 

NEANDERTHAL is a 11 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: boorish, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, loutish, neandertal, Neandertal, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal man, Neanderthalian, oafish, swinish, unrefined
 
 See Also: genus Homo, homo, human, human being, man

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ne*an"der*thal`\, a. (Anthropol.)
Of, pertaining to, or named from, the Neanderthal, a valley
in the Rhine Province, in which were found parts of a
skeleton of an early type of man. The skull is characterized
by extreme dolichocephaly, flat, retreating forehead, with
closed frontal sutures, and enormous superciliary ridges. The
cranial capacity is estimated at about 1,220 cubic
centimeters, being about midway between that of the
{Pithecanthropus} and modern man. Hence, designating the

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: animal, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, Goth, Gothic, ill-bred, impolite, noncivilized, outlandish, primitive, rough-and-ready, savage, troglodyte, troglodytic, uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unkempt, unlicked, unpolished, unrefined, untamed, wild
 

 

 

 

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