Synonyms for atavistic
Antonyms for atavistic
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATAVISTIC
This is of great importance in view of the atavistic origin of crime.
It is only an atavistic phenomenon, the return to a former state.
The criminal is an atavistic being, a relic of a vanished race.
Citizen Howard Temple-Tracy is a dangerous, atavistic, evil genius.
Perhaps it is atavistic—this desire to rest and swing in a hamaca.
Thus there was no progeny to inherit their atavistic tendencies.
Because she was terrified, the same sort of atavistic process was at work in her.
This is a system which is based on the simplest and most atavistic of human emotionsjealousy.
We are an ignorant, atavistic people; and our priests are wondrous moral.
Neither can the atavistic man try to be something for which his nature was not made.