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1. atavistic

adjective. ['ˈætəvɪstɪk'] characteristic of an atavist.

Synonyms

  • throwback

Antonyms

  • forward
  • advancing

Etymology

  • -istic (English)
  • -ic (English)
  • atavism (English)
  • atavisme (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Atavistic

  • acetic
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  • acoustic
  • acrobatic
  • adriatic
  • aerobatic
  • aesthetic
  • agnostic
  • alphabetic
  • altruistic
  • amniotic
  • anachronistic
  • analytic
  • anesthetic
  • antagonistic
  • antarctic
  • antarctic
  • antiballistic
  • antibiotic
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Example sentences of the word atavistic


1. Adjective
Advocates of horizontal organisation, such as author Wendell Krossa, maintain that vertical organisation is based on the atavistic structures of power and coercion and is kept in place by competition for power.

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