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Definition of "neanderthal" []

  • Primitive, old-fashioned, opposed to change (in allusion to the now extinct species Homo neanderthalensis). (adjective)
  • A primitive person or a person with old-fashioned ideas or who opposes change. (noun)
  • A specimen of the now extinct species Homo neanderthalensis. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "neanderthal" in a sentence
  • "| Reply | Permalink yes, jimmy raised billy, made him a drunk. and i don't recall the neanderthal ravings of hugh rodham. enlighten me."
  • "I have had back and fort over rail projects with supporters for years, and I am always particularly amazed at how supporters treat me like some kind of neanderthal (e.g. “the debate is over!” and “rail is settled policy.”) I finally figured out the other day how to characterize rail supporters arguments."
  • "My only criticism with this particular speech has nothing to do with the "neanderthal" comment but, rather, with her clumsy use of metaphor ..."