Meaning of “primitive” - Learner’s Dictionary

primitive

adjective uk us /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 societies
BASIC

very basic or old-fashioned:

The conditions at the campsite were rather primitive.

(Definition of “primitive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)