Part of speech:
Relating to, being, or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period, especially one that develops into a classical stage of civilization:
The definition of first is someone or something that happens or acts before any others.
Not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened
Wild, uncultivated, rugged, etc.
Not cultured or cultivated:
Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
Aantediluvian in the Bible, is defined as someone or something from the time before the Great Flood.
Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form:
The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.
The definition of primordial is something that existed at the beginning of time, or is something that is native, fundamental or at the earliest stages of development.
Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
Being in a natural state:
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
Brutal or cruel:
Not educated; ignorant or illiterate.
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.
Designating the prime or main tone of a harmonic series
Having existed in a region from the beginning:
Of, relating to, or belonging to times long past, especially before the fall of the Western Roman Empire ( ad 476):
Of ancient times; ancient; old
Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
Of any or all of the four elements
Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native
Related to one as, or in connection with, the place of one's birth or origin
(Not comparable) Newly created.
The definition of prehistoric is the time before time was recorded.
First in time; original; primitive
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.
(Archaic) Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange:
(Bot.) Of or coming from the root
A member of the aboriginal people of Australia
Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
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.
(Dated) Ready; quick in emergency.
Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
(Biol.) Grown in a specially prepared medium
The definition of underlying refers to something lying beneath, or the basic or root cause of something.
Slow to apprehend; having difficulties in learning.
Being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened.
Having little knowledge, education, or experience; uneducated; inexperienced
Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
Of or like a barbarian
Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
Not derived from something else
Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
The definition of uncouth is awkward, clumsy or uncultured.
Alternative capitalization of Gothic.
Relating to the physical as distinct from the rational or spiritual nature of people:
Crude in feeling or manner.
Not instructed; ignorant.
The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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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