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Definition of Neanderthal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//niˈændərˌtɔl//
    , NAmE//niˈændərˌtɑl//
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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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