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Related / Similar Words: primitive person, archaic, crude, rude

 

Definition:
  • a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms; "`pick'' is the primitive from which `picket'' is derived";
  • a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived;
  • a person who belongs to early stage of civilization;
  • used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies; "primitive societies";
  • little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; "archaic forms of life"; "primitive mammals"; "the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe";
  • belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mo;
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: Aryan, Indo-European, aborigine, Basket Maker, caveman, cave man, cave dweller, troglodyte, Heidelberg man, Homo heidelbergensis, homo erectus, missing link, ape-man, Mound Builder, Piltdown man, Piltdown hoax, savage, barbarian, wild man, feral man

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 原始   Dutch: primitief  
    Finnish: alkeellinen   French: primitif  
    German: ursprünglich   Greek: πρωτόγονο and πρωτόγονος  
    Italian: primitivo   Japanese: 原始 and 原始的  
    Korean: 원시   Latin: primitivum and primitivus  
    Portuguese: primitivo   Russian: примитивно and примитивный  
    Spanish: primitivo  
     
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