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Ne•an•der•thal



Pronunciation: (nē-an'dur-thôl", -tôl", -täl"; nā-än'dur-täl"), [key]
adj.
1. of or pertaining to Neanderthal man.
2. (often l.c.) Informal.primitive, unenlightened, or reactionary; culturally or intellectually backward.

n.
1. See Neanderthal man.
2. (often l.c.) Informal.
a. an unenlightened or ignorant person; barbarian.
b. a reactionary; a person with very old-fashioned ideas. Also,Ne•an•der•talPronunciation: (nē-an'dur-tôl", -täl"; nā-än'dur-täl") [key] (for defs. 1, 3).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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