Adjective(1) not fully developed in mature animals
(1) This is a good thing for me, since my particular configuration of openness, cleverness and vestigial youth tends to make even my most loved ones a little wary of what I'm going to ask of them next.(2) The show is about an evil man with some vestigial traces of a conscience making his way in a world that has decided that feeling warm and fuzzy about yourself is more important than being a decent person.(3) This year he was crushed, frankly, by Patrick Campion, who is not only much larger, but is entirely unencumbered by any vestigial table manners.(4) Proportional representation is also vestigial here.(5) His vision of modernity has been to preside over the House in a vestigial remnant of the Speaker's traditional costume, so that he resembles a schoolmaster summoned abruptly from the lunch table.(6) By Monday night, though, in his 48-hour-warning speech, the references to international law and the United Nations had become vestigial .(7) Plans for rebuilding a wrecked country are vestigial .(8) Now whether it's a vestigial remnant of a day past is something that I question very much.(9) This means that the essentially linguistic nature of these pursuits is adulterated; they are vestigial modes of the old ‘logic.’(10) The point is not that vestigial organs have no function whatsoever.(11) I think that Bob Carr is using you to score political points and any vestigial respect I felt for him has vanished in a puff of political posturing.(12) Perhaps this attitude stemmed from some vestigial Old World notions of hierarchy, division of labor, or even the unseemliness of the music that they produced.(13) It used to be maintained that there were almost 200 vestigial organs in the human body.(14) He knew that these devices were already vestigial .(15) Nipples in men are similarly vestigial , Dr. Lloyd pointed out.(16) All stories enwrapped in this literature have this attempt to find consolation in inevitability: the certainty of living with vestigial belief systems and adherences.
1. rudimentary ::
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...I am betrayed by my appendix,
a VESTIGIAL organ.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 2
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