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Atavistic vs. Anachronistic

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Atavisticadjective

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

Anachronisticadjective

Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time; not applicable to or not appropriate for the time.

‘If you know where to look in the movie, you can spot an anachronistic wrist watch on one of the Roman soldiers.’;

Atavisticadjective

of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.

Anachronisticadjective

(of a person) Having opinions from the past; preferring things or values of the past; behind the times; overly conservative.

Atavisticadjective

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

Anachronisticadjective

Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism.

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Atavistic

displaying characteristics of a previous cultural era or of a previous ancestral form; displaying atavism

Anachronisticadjective

chronologically misplaced;

‘English public schools are anachronistic’;

Atavisticadjective

characteristic of an atavist

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