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Adjective
Relating to, denoting, or preserving the character of an early stage in the evolutionary or historical development of something
“The egg-laying platypus and its cousin, the anteater, along with marsupials, make up the most primitive group of living mammals.”
Adjective
Of or denoting a simple, naive style of art that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques
“However, he was not at first as interested in the Fine Arts of painting and drawing as he was with the exotic primitive arts that were being collected from South Sea Islands at that time.”
Adjective
Relating to or denoting a preliterate, non-industrial society or culture characterized by simple social and economic organization
“Long before the Spanish arrived, the Chamorros maintained a simple and primitive civilization.”
Adjective
Very basic or unsophisticated in terms of comfort, convenience, or efficiency
“They are living in mud huts and everything is primitive by our standards, but unbelievably clean.”
Adjective
Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times
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