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English definition of “primitive”

primitive

adjective
 
 
/ˈprɪmɪtɪv/
NOT DEVELOPED relating to human society at a very early stage of development, with people living in a simple way without machines or a writing system: primitive man primitive societiesHistory
BASIC very basic or old-fashioned: The conditions at the campsite were rather primitive.Crude and basic
(Definition of primitive from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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