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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia;
[syn: Neandertal man, Neanderthal man, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance;
- Example: "was boorish and insensitive"
- Example: "the loutish manners of a bully"
- Example: "her stupid oafish husband"
- Example: "aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"
[syn: boorish, loutish, neanderthal, neandertal, oafish, swinish]

2. relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man;
- Example: "Neanderthal skull"
[syn: Neanderthal, Neanderthalian, Neandertal]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

neanderthal \neanderthal\ adj. 1. uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. [WordNet 1.5] Neanderthal race Neanderthal
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neanderthal \Ne*an"der*thal`\, prop. a. 1. (Anthropol.) Of, pertaining to, or named from, the Neanderthal, a valley in the Rhine Province, in which were found parts of a skeleton of an early type of man. The skull is characterized by extreme dolichocephaly, flat, retreating forehead, with closed frontal sutures, and enormous superciliary ridges. The cranial capacity is estimated at about 1,220 cubic centimeters, being about midway between that of the Pithecanthropus and modern man. Hence, pertaining to or designating the
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neanderthal \Ne*an"der*thal`\, prop. n. 1. (Anthropol.) A neanderthal human being; a member of the race Homo sapiens neanderthalensis; as, neanderthals were shorter than modern humans. [PJC] 2. One resembling a neanderthal human; a troglodyte; a cave man. [PJC] 3. Hence: (Fig.) A person of primitive, unenlightened or uneducated opinions or attitudes; one with a regressive social or political outlook; -- used disparagingly. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

neanderthal adj 1: ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance; "was boorish and insensitive"; "the loutish manners of a bully"; "her stupid oafish husband"; "aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude" [syn: boorish, loutish, neanderthal, neandertal, oafish, swinish] 2: relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man; "Neanderthal skull" [syn: Neanderthal, Neanderthalian, Neandertal] n 1: extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia [syn: Neandertal man, Neanderthal man, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "Neanderthal": Goth, Gothic, animal, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, ill-bred, impolite, noncivilized, outlandish, primitive, rough-and-ready, savage, troglodyte, troglodytic, uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unkempt, unlicked, unpolished, unrefined, untamed, wild