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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

... two phenomenal heads of hair our two little girl-friends are so proud of didn't make any kind of hit at all. They probably regard that black thatch of Peg's and Dot's auburn mop as relics of a barbarous and prehistoric age—about as we would regard the hirsute hide of a Neanderthal man." ...
— Skylark Three • Edward Elmer Smith

... know whether the races now living in the regions where these remains are found are really the descendants of the older types, and so a direct comparison cannot be made. It is true that the brain capacities of the man of Spy, of the Neanderthal, and of the English caverns are lower than those of modern civilized races, but the differences are not so striking and not so clearly indicative of the apelike ancestor of man as in the case of the previous comparison of Pithecanthropus ...
— The Doctrine of Evolution - Its Basis and Its Scope • Henry Edward Crampton

... them as betokened a being of very extraordinary strength. Dr. Meyer, of Bonn, regarded the skull as the remains of a Cossack killed in 1814. Other scientists agreed with him. Modern science accepts the antiquity of the Neanderthal man, but the controversy has never ceased. The great Virchow declared the peculiarities of the bones to ...
— Evolution - An Investigation and a Critique • Theodore Graebner

... modern scientists have discarded the "noble savage," so dearly beloved by our grandfathers, and they have replaced him by the "splendid savage" of the French Valleys who 35,000 years ago made an end to the universal rule of the low-browed and low-living brutes of the Neanderthal and other Germanic neighbourhoods. They have shown us the elephants the Cro-Magnon painted and the statues he carved and they have surrounded him ...
— The Story of Mankind • Hendrik van Loon

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

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