Adjective Definition


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"

Related Adjective(s):crude, rude

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"

Related Adjective(s):archaic

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"

Related Adjective(s):naive

4.Definition: used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies

"Primitive societies"

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