Definitions for atavistic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atavistic, throwback(a)(adj)

    characteristic of an atavist

Wiktionary

  1. atavistic(Adjective)

    of the recurrence of a trait reappearing after an absence of one or more generations due to a chance recombination of genes.

  2. atavistic(Adjective)

    of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.

  3. atavistic(Adjective)

    relating to earlier, more primitive behavior that returns after an absence.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atavistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atavistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonin Artaud:

    It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.

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