Synonyms of 'primitive'
characteristic of an early simple state, esp. in being crude or basicstudies of primitive societies
of or belonging to the beginningprimitive birds from the dinosaur era
early man's cultural development
The first men of this race lived like gods.
the first few flakes of snow
This is the earliest confirmed case of AIDS in the world.
The Dayaks were the original inhabitants of Borneo.
Literacy now includes elementary computer skills.
Twenty million years ago this was dense primordial forest.
a vast expanse of primeval swamp
characteristic of an early simple state, esp. in being crude or basicprimitive art
He was as simple as a child.
He's so naive he'll believe anything I tell him.
She had never lost her childlike sense of wonder.
It is nonsense to say we have untrained staff dealing with emergencies.
music of a crude kind which unsophisticated audiences enjoyed
The wrangling of trade disputes can baffle the untutored eye.
characteristic of an early simple state, esp. in being crude or basicprimitive tools
crude wooden carvings
simple pictures and diagrams
Make a rough plan of the space.
He had already constructed a rude cabin.
It had been extended into a kind of rudimentary kitchen.
an unrefined boor
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in the sense of barbarian
uncivilized or brutal
rude and barbarian people
in the sense of barbaric
primitive or brutal
a prehistoric and barbaric world
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Thesaurus for primitive from the Collins English Thesaurus