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primitive

adjective uk   /ˈprɪm.ɪ.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/
C1 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 races colonized these islands 2,000 years ago. primitive man The spiny anteater is a mammal, although a very primitive one.C1 disapproving Primitive living conditions are basic, unpleasant, and uncomfortable: Early settlers had to cope with very primitive living conditions.
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