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neanderthal  adj.  
Uncouth in manners or appearance.
Synonyms: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish.

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"Neanderthal" Quotes from Famous Books

... lot, evidently the leader of them, who bore a close resemblance to the so-called Neanderthal man of La Chapelle-aux-Saints. There was the same short, stocky trunk upon which rested an enormous head habitually bent forward into the same curvature as the back, the arms shorter than the legs, and the lower leg ...
— The Land That Time Forgot • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... in general with a bigger head, that in the end you find yourself comparing mere abstractions. Again, the European may be the first to cry off on the ground that comparisons are odious; for some specimens of Neanderthal man, in sheer size of brain cavity, are said to give points to any of our modern poets and politicians.... Nor, if the brain itself be examined after death, and the form and number of its convolutions compared, is this criterion of hereditary brain-power ...
— The Black Man's Place in South Africa • Peter Nielsen

Words linked to "Neanderthal" :   homo, Neanderthalian, unrefined, human, neandertal, man, human being, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal man, boorish, loutish, oafish, swinish, genus Homo

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