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Another word for primitive

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Adjective
  1. Not derived from something else

      1. Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new:
      2. Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual:
      3. Preceding all others in time; first:
      1. First in importance; chief; principal; main
      2. (Botany) Of, relating to, or derived from a primary meristem.
      3. Not derived from anything else; basic or original:
      1. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
      2. Highest in quality; excellent:
      3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
    See also:

    start

  2. Of or being an irreducible element

      1. Designating, of, or resulting from a process of manufacturing steel from high-phosphorus iron, in which the refining agent is a basic slag formed from a basic furnace lining and the addition of lime
      2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
      3. Of, at, or forming a base; fundamental; essential
      1. Being a chemical element in uncombined form
      2. Basic and powerful; not subtle or refined; primal
      3. Fundamental or essential; basic.
      1. Of, relating to, or constituting the basic, essential, or fundamental part:
      2. Of or having to do with the formal instruction of children in basic subjects
      3. Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject:
      1. (Medicine) Relating to or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
      2. Fundamentally important or necessary:
      3. (Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
      1. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
      2. Of or forming a foundation or basis; basic; essential
      3. Relating to what is basic; radical
      1. Beyond which further analysis, division, etc. cannot be made; elemental; fundamental; primary
      2. Representing or exhibiting the greatest possible development or sophistication:
      3. Fundamental; elemental:
      1. Taking precedence; prior:
      2. Basic; fundamental:
      3. Basic or fundamental
    See also:

    surface

  3. Of, existing, or occurring in a distant period

      1. Having existed a long time; very old
      2. Of great age; very old:
      3. Of times long past; belonging to the early history of the world, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire (a.d. 476)
      1. Of the time before the biblical Flood
      2. Very old, old-fashioned, or primitive
      3. (Bible) Occurring or belonging to the era before the Flood.
      1. Maturing or developing relatively soon:
      2. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development:
    See also:

    start

  4. Exhibiting lack of education or knowledge

    See also:

    knowledge

  5. Lacking expert, careful craftsmanship

    See also:

    good

  6. Of or relating to early stages in the evolution of human culture

    See also:

    start

  7. Not civilized

    See also:

    culture

    wild

Another word for primitive

Modifier
  1. Uncivilized

    See also:

    fierce

    savage