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Wordnet 3.0


1. characteristic of an atavist;
[syn: atavistic, throwback(a)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

atavistic \atavistic\ adj. 1. 1 displaying characteristics of a previous cultural era or of a previous ancestral form; displaying atavism Syn: atavic, throwback(prenominal) [WordNet 1.5] Ataxia
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

atavistic adj 1: characteristic of an atavist [syn: atavistic, throwback(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "atavistic": aboriginal, ancestral, antepatriarchal, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, genetic, hereditary, humanoid, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, native, native to, natural, natural to, organic, patriarchal, physical, preadamite, preglacial, prehistoric, prehuman, primal, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primoprimitive, primordial, pristine, protohistoric, protohuman, reactionary, recessive, recidivist, recidivous, regressive, retrograde, retrogressive, retrorse, retroverse, returnable, reversible, reversional, reversionary, revertible, revulsionary, temperamental