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Definition of Neanderthal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    Neanderthal

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//niˈændərˌθɔl//
     
    , NAmE//niˈændərˌtɔl//
     
    , NAmE//niˈændərˌtɑl//
     
    neanderthal
     
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  1. 1used to describe a type of human being who used stone tools and lived in Europe during the early period of human history Neanderthal man a Neanderthal ax
  2. 2(disapproving) very old-fashioned and not wanting any change neanderthal attitudes
  3. 3(disapproving) (of a man) unpleasant, rude, and not behaving in a socially acceptable way
Neanderthal noun
 
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