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Ne·an·der·thal

 (nē-ăn′dər-thôl′, -tôl′, nā-än′dər-täl′)
n.
1. also Ne·an·der·tal (-tôl′, -täl′)
a. A species of extinct hominins (Homo neanderthalensis) that lived throughout most of Europe and western and central Asia during the late Pleistocene Epoch until about 30,000 years ago. Members of this species had a large skull and stocky build and are associated with Middle Paleolithic tools.
b. An individual belonging to this species.
2. Slang A crude, boorish, or slow-witted person.
adj.
1. also Ne·an·der·tal (-tôl′, -täl′) Of, having to do with, or resembling Neanderthals.
2. Slang Crude, boorish, or slow-witted.

[After Neanderthal (Neandertal), a valley of western Germany near Düsseldorf where remains of these humans were found in 1856.]

Ne·an′der·thal′oid′ (-thô′loid′, -tô′-, -tä′-) adj.

Neanderthal

(nɪˈændəˌtɑːl)
adj
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to or characteristic of Neanderthal man
2. primitive; uncivilized
3. informal ultraconservative; reactionary
n
Also: neanderthaler a person showing any such characteristics

Ne•an•der•thal

(niˈæn dərˌθɔl, neɪˈɑn dərˌtɑl)

adj.
1. Also, Ne•an′der•tal` (-ˌtɔl, -ˌtɑl) of or pertaining to Neanderthal man.
2. (often l.c.) primitive, unenlightened, or reactionary.
n.
4. (often l.c.) an unenlightened, old-fashioned, or reactionary person.
[1860–65; after Neanderthal, valley in Germany where evidence of Neanderthal man was first found]
Ne•an′der•thal`er, n.

Ne·an·der·thal

(nē-ăn′dər-thôl′, nē-ăn′dər-tôl′) or Ne·an·der·tal (nē-ăn′dər-tôl′)
An extinct variety of human that lived throughout Europe and in parts of Asia and Africa during the late Pleistocene Epoch, until about 30,000 years ago. Neanderthals had a stocky build and large skulls with thick eyebrow ridges and big teeth. They usually lived in caves, made stone tools, and were the earliest humans known to bury their dead. Neanderthals were either a subspecies of modern humans or a separate, closely related species.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Neanderthal - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western AsiaNeanderthal - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Adj.1.neanderthal - 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"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
2.Neanderthal - relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man; "Neanderthal skull"
Translations
homme de Néandertal
ネアンデルタール人
네안데르탈인

Neanderthal

[nɪˈændətɑːl]
A. N (Geog) → Neanderthal m
B. ADJNeanderthal, de Neanderthal
Neanderthal manhombre m de Neanderthal

Neanderthal

adj
(Hist) → Neandertaler attr
(inf) (= brutish) personmassig; appearance, grunt, conversationroh; (= reactionary) person, attitude, viewrückständig; system, methodvorsintflutlich
n
(Hist) → Neandertaler m
(inf) (= brute)Schlägertyp m (inf); (= reactionary)Neandertaler(in) m(f) (inf)

Neanderthal

[nɪˈændəˌtɑːl]
1. adj
a. (Archeol) → neandertaliano/a
b. (pej) (brutish, person, behaviour) → da bruto; (reactionary, politician, attitude) → reazionario/a
2. n (pej) (brute) → bruto/a; (reactionary) → reazionario/a
References in classic literature ?
There was one among the lot, evidently the leader of them, who bore a close resemblance to the so-called Neanderthal man of La Chapelle-aux-Saints.
I did not wish to fire among them unless it became absolutely necessary, and so I started to lead my party around them; but the instant that the Neanderthal man guessed my intention, he evidently attributed it to cowardice upon our part, and with a wild cry he leaped toward us, waving his cudgel above his head.
An examination disclosed that five of our erstwhile opponents were dead and the sixth, the Neanderthal man, was but slightly wounded, a bullet having glanced from his thick skull, stunning him.
The Neanderthal man was something of a care, for we had to keep him in irons all the time, and he was mighty savage when approached; but after a time he became more docile, and then we tried to discover if he had a language.
I see in reading over the last few pages that I neglected to state that Lys finally discovered that the Neanderthal man possessed a language.
A new study of Neanderthals, the predecessors of modern humans, argues that they were far from the bunch of savage and brutal ape-like folks as portrayed in popular culture.
NEANDERTHALS invented art 20,000 years before the ancestors of Henri Matisse and Claude Monet thought of daubing pictures of prehistoric bison on cave walls, a study has found.
Summary: Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals
The world's oldest known cave art was crafted by Neanderthals more than 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe, showing that our extinct cousins were capable of symbolic thinking just like us, international researchers said Thursday.
NYT Syndicate Neanderthals are long gone, but bits of their genetic code help shape the bodies and minds of people today, researchers report.
During her research for the novel, in addition to reading the scientific literature on Neanderthals and being taught directly by several experts, Cameron consulted Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and, more recently, Homo Deus.
An international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, German, Austrian, and Italian research institutions has changed our thoughts about the death of Neanderthals.