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1. primitive

adjective. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness.

Synonyms

  • early
  • crude

Antonyms

  • adult
  • loser
  • unemotional person

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Primitive

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive

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Example sentences of the word primitive


1. Adjective
Fungi are primitive organisms belonging to one of the five kingdoms of life that inhabit the earth.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Lake Delancy East offers 29 primitive sites for tents or small campers.

Quotes containing the word primitive


1. You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?
- Mark Twain

2. One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
- Albert Einstein

3. The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.
- Albert Einstein

2. primitive

adjective. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type.

Synonyms

  • archaic

Antonyms

  • withholder
  • male

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

3. primitive

adjective. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies.

Synonyms

  • noncivilized

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

4. primitive

noun. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms.

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

5. primitive

noun. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization.

Synonyms

  • soul
  • caveman
  • Heidelberg man
  • feral man
  • Aryan
  • autochthon
  • troglodyte
  • savage
  • Basket Maker
  • missing link
  • barbarian
  • individual
  • mortal
  • Mound Builder
  • wild man
  • cave dweller
  • cave man
  • ape-man
  • person
  • Homo heidelbergensis
  • Piltdown man
  • Piltdown hoax
  • Indo-European
  • primitive person
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • member
  • good guy
  • smoker
  • resident

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

6. primitive

noun. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived.

Synonyms

  • expression

Antonyms

  • bad guy
  • partisan

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)

7. primitive

adjective. ['ˈprɪmətɪv, ˈprɪmɪtɪv'] of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.

Synonyms

  • naive

Antonyms

  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • primitif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • primitivus (Latin)
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