1.Definition: 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"
2.Definition: little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
"Primitive mammals", "The okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe"
3.Definition: 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"
4.Definition: used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies