Related formsat·a·vis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for atavistic
Sitting face to face with a Satmar man schooling her in atavistic Satmar rules was the last place she wanted to be.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These councils have been seeking amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to support their atavistic views.India’s Fatal Rape Was Typical in a Country That Degrades Women|Anuradha Roy|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These atavistic triggers, however, aren't very satisfying explanations taken alone.
The first volume is devoted to an investigation of the atavistic origin of crime among plants, animals, savages, and children.Criminal Man|Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
There is only one protection against these relapses, against these atavistic tendencies, and that is education in natural science.Superstition in Medicine|Hugo Magnus
Before this great unknown, they kneel and yield, an atavistic reaction to atavistic fears.
The belated efforts to redress these wrongs meet with hostility and the atavistic fears of the dispossessor.
The atavistic nature of his act in throwing the dog into the oil tank is quite evident.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck