Definition of Neandertal

1. Noun. Extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia.

Exact synonyms: Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis, Neandertal Man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal Man
Group relationships: Genus Homo
Generic synonyms: Homo, Human, Human Being, Man
Derivative terms: Neanderthal, Neanderthalian

2. Adjective. Relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man. "Neanderthal skull"

3. Adjective. Ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance. "Aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"
Exact synonyms: Boorish, Loutish, Neanderthal, Oafish, Swinish
Similar to: Unrefined
Derivative terms: Boorishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neandertal

Nea Filadelfeia
Nea Filadelfia
Nea Ionia
Nea Moudania
Nea Smirni
Nea Smyrni
Neandertal (current term)
Neandertal man
Neanderthal man
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Neapolitan chord
Neapolitan chords
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Literary usage of Neandertal

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"These remains can be grouped together as the "Neandertal race", which had a long, narrow, low skull with very retreating forehead, enormous brow ridges ..."

2. An Introduction to the Mammalian Dentition by Thomas Wingate Todd (1918)
"It might seem, therefore, that the Neandertal type is really ancestral to our own race as indeed has been and is the view of many anatomists; that all human ..."

3. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"Huxley in 1863 said that Neandertal men possessed the most ape-like head then ... It is the latter character, in fact, that distinguishes the Neandertal man ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"A skull cap from Neandertal near Düsseldorf, Germany, has been under discussion for 100 years. It and later found congeners belong to the unset of the 4th ..."

5. The Evolution of Man: A Series of Lectures Delivered Before the Yale Chapter by Richard Swann Lull, Harry Burr Ferris, George Howard Parker, James Rowland Angell, Albert Galloway Keller, Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"The body of the jaw is not unlike that of the successor of Heidelberg man, the Neandertal race, but the ascending branch which gave attachment for the ..."

6. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"4, shows the lower end of the femora of Neandertal, Anau I, and of a modern ... In the Neandertal femur we find this torsion angle of the collum = 26°. ..."

7. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North (1916)
"The first human skull belonging to what is now known as the Neandertal type ... In some Neandertal examples the absence of chin is more pronounced and the ..."

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