troglodyte
[ trog-luh-dayt ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
16th Century; Latin from Latin trōglodyta, from Greek trōglodýtēs 'the one who creeps into holds' or 'cave dweller'
Synonyms
    1.
  • caveman
  • brute
    2.
  • recluse
  • hermit
Antonyms
    1.
  • sophisticate
    2.
  • extrovert
Definition
1. a prehistoric caveman; a person of primitive behavior
2. a person living in seclusion
Examples
1. A) Archaeologists spent years looking for dwellings of troglodytes. B) In prehistoric days, scholars believe that troglodytes were often brute people.
2. A) In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliffe spent his days as a troglodyte as he often shied away from society. B) The famous writer, Marcel Proust, wrote his greatest works while living as a troglodyte, confined to his bed.
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