Definition of Neanderthalian
1. Adjective. Relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man. "Neanderthal skull"
Derivative terms: Neandertal, Neanderthal, Neanderthal
Partainyms: Neanderthal Man, Neanderthal Man, Neanderthal Man
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neanderthalian
Literary usage of Neanderthalian
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1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1920)
"The tremendous advance they display upon their neanderthalian predecessors and their special artistic gift must not blind us to their very obvious ..."
2. Our American Humorists by Thomas Lansing Masson (1922)
"That Punch editor is typical of all makers of laughter from the first neanderthalian man who sent his mate into guffaws by slipping on a discarded bit of ..."