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Synonyms for atavism
ˈæt əˌvɪz əmatavism

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  1. atavismnoun

    Synonyms:
    throwback

  2. atavismnoun

    Synonyms:
    skip a generation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atavism, reversion, throwbacknoun

    a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

    Synonyms:
    reverting, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, relapsing, lapse, regress, backsliding, lapsing, throwback, regression, reverse, atavist, retrogression, relapse, retroversion, reversion

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  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

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