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Definition 1: extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for neanderthal in the sense of this definition

(neanderthal is a kind of ...) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

(... is a member of neanderthal) type genus of the family Hominidae

Definition 2: relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where neanderthal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Neanderthal skull

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Definition 3: ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where neanderthal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was boorish and insensitive
  • the loutish manners of a bully
  • her stupid oafish husband
  • aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude

Synonyms for neanderthal in the sense of this definition

(neanderthal is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

"how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

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