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primitive

noun

1 primitive

A person who belongs to an early stage of civilization.

synonym: primitive person.

Dutch: primitief, primitieven
Polish: człowiek kopalny, praczłowiek



2 primitive

A mathematical expression from which another expression is derived.

3 primitive

A word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms.

adjective

1 primitive

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.

synonyms: crude, rude.

Roget 66: beginning etc. v.; initial, initiatory, initiative; inceptive, introductory, incipient; proemial, inaugural; inchoate, inchoative; ... show more

Roget 153: caused etc. v.; causal, original; primary, primitive, primordial; aboriginal; protogenal; radical; embryonic, embryotic; in embryo, ... show more

2 primitive

Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type:
— Primitive mammals.
— The okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe.

synonym: archaic.

Roget 124: old, ancient, antique; of long standing, time-honored, venerable; elder, eldest; firstborn.    prime; primitive, primeval, primigenous; paleolontological, ... show more

3 primitive

Used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies.

4 primitive

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.

synonym: naive.


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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