A person who belongs to an early stage of civilization.
synonym: primitive person.
Dutch: primitief, primitieven
Polish: człowiek kopalny, praczłowiek
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Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness:
— Primitive movies of the 1890s.
— Primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains.
Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type:
— Primitive mammals.
— The okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe.
Used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies.
Of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style:
— Primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking.
Moby thesaurus: Bronze Age man, Gothic, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Neanderthal, Stone Age man, ab ovo, abecedarian, aboriginal, aborigine, ancestral, ancient, animal, antediluvian, antenatal, antepatriarchal, anthropoid, ape-man, archaic, atavistic ... show more.
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