troglodytism


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troglodytism

(ˈtrɒɡlədaɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) formal the condition of being a troglodyte

troglodytism

1. an outlook or activity suitable to a cave dweller, especially among primitive tribes.
2. the motivation or condition of a modern cave-dwelling recluse, especially one who has rejected normal society.
3. coarse, brutal behavior, thought to resemble that of a primitive cave dweller. — troglodyte, n. — troglodytic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
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