neanderthal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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neanderthaladjective

uk   /niːˈæn.dəˌtɑːl/  us   /-dɚ-/
(of ​people or ​beliefs) very ​old-fashioned and not ​willing to ​change: He ​criticized what he ​described as the "neanderthal ​tendencies" of the ​rightwing of the ​party. disapproving (of ​people) ​rude or ​offensive

Neanderthaladjective

uk   /niːˈæn.dəˌtɑːl/  us   /-dɚ-/
relating to a ​type of primitivepeople who ​lived in ​Europe and ​Asia from about 150,000 to 30,000 ​years ago: Neanderthal man
Neanderthal
noun [C] uk   us  
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Neanderthalnoun [C]

(also Neandertal)  us   /niˈæn·dərˌtɔl, -ˌθɔl/
one of the ​ancientpeople who ​lived in Europe and Asia from ​approximately 30,000 to 150,000 ​years ago fig.someone who ​behaves in a ​rude or ​offensive way
Neanderthal
adjective (also Neandertal)  us   /niˈæn·dərˌtɔl, -ˌθɔl/
a Neanderthal ​skeleton
(Definition of Neanderthal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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