Primitive synonyms and antonyms

prĭm'ĭ-tĭv

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The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.
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Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
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Not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened
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Not cultured or cultivated:
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Relating to the physical as distinct from the rational or spiritual nature of people:
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The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.
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Relating to an elementary school.
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(Archaic) Uncivilized.
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a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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Of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form:
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Rudimentary; incipient:
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Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
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Being in a natural state:
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Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
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Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
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Brutal or cruel:
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Not educated; ignorant or illiterate.
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Unsophisticated; unrefined.
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Processed in too weak a developing solution, or for too short a time, or at too low a temperature to produce a normal degree of contrast. Used of film.
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Designating the prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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Wild, uncultivated, rugged, etc.
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Having existed in a region from the beginning:
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Of ancient times; ancient; old
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The definition of archaic is something being old or from a previous time period.
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(Geology) Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation.
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Necessary, essential for life or some process.
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Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
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Of any or all of the four elements
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Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
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Related to one as, or in connection with, the place of one's birth or origin
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Of a thing, outdated or no longer in vogue.
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(Not comparable) Newly created.
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The definition of prehistoric is the time before time was recorded.
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First in time; original; primitive
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The definition of primary is something that is the most important, among the most important, something that comes early in development or that is original and not derived from something else.
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First born, made, or generated; original; primary; elemental.
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Primary or fundamental:
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Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
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(Archaic) Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange:
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(Bot.) Of or coming from the root
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A member of the aboriginal people of Australia
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The opinion that life was better or more moral among primitive peoples, or among children, and has deteriorated with civilization
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Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
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Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
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Current or later, as opposed to former.
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A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
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Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
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(Biol.) Grown in a specially prepared medium
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First in time, order, or sequence
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Being in the basic form; showing its essence.
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Utmost; extreme:
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The definition of underlying refers to something lying beneath, or the basic or root cause of something.
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Of, relating to, or belonging to times long past, especially before the fall of the Western Roman Empire ( ad 476):
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Slow to apprehend; having difficulties in learning.
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Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
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Having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. [from 16th c.]
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Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
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Of or like a barbarian
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Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
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Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
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Not derived from something else
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Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
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Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge
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Not civilized
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Wild, uncontrolled, especially of animals not domesticated or trained to human contact.
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The definition of uncouth is awkward, clumsy or uncultured.
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Alternative capitalization of Gothic.
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Crude in feeling or manner.
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Not instructed; ignorant.
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The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)
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(Dated) Ready; quick in emergency.
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Aantediluvian in the Bible, is defined as someone or something from the time before the Great Flood.
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