Definition of atavistically in English:

atavistically

adverb

  • See atavistic

    • ‘For an atavistically bloody entertainment, a bullfight includes much traditional pomp and ceremony.’
    • ‘There was always something atavistically satisfying about knowing where you stood in international sports - supporting Germany, Argentina, Greece, Albania, whoever.’
    • ‘Our society has become less cruelly conservative, our politics less atavistically nationalistic, and our culture less turgidly insular.’
    • ‘There's something atavistically pleasing about not throwing away kitchen scraps; it makes you feel a better person in some small way.’

Pronunciation

atavistically

/atəˈvɪstɪk(ə)li/