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Neanderthal

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1 a big clumsy often slow-witted person
  • they looked like a tribe of Neanderthals compared to the bridegroom's patrician-looking family

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2 a man with crude manners and habits and outmoded attitudes
  • made the mistake of dining with some Neanderthal who repeatedly mistook his shirtsleeve for a napkin

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Neanderthal

adjective
variants: or Neandertal

Synonyms & Antonyms of Neanderthal (Entry 2 of 2)

not civilized
  • her boyfriend's Neanderthal tastes and manners were often embarrassing

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“Neanderthal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Neanderthal. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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