Synonyms of primitive
1 uncivilizedDictionary • studies of primitive societies
uncivilized • non-Western countries which did not wish to appear backward or uncivilized
savage • stunning images of a wild and savage land
barbarian • rude and barbarian people
barbaric • a prehistoric and barbaric world
2 earlyDictionary • primitive birds from the dinosaur era
early • early man's cultural development
first • The first men of this race lived like gods.
earliest • This is the earliest confirmed case of AIDS in the world.
original • The Dayaks were the original inhabitants of Borneo.
elementary • Literacy now includes elementary computer skills.
primordial • Twenty million years ago this was dense primordial forest.
primeval • a vast expanse of primeval swamp
3 simpleDictionary • primitive art
simple • He was as simple as a child.
naive • He's so naive he'll believe anything I tell him.
childlike • She had never lost her childlike sense of wonder.
untrained • It is nonsense to say we have untrained staff dealing with emergencies.
unsophisticated • music of a crude kind which unsophisticated audiences enjoyed
untutored • The wrangling of trade disputes can baffle the untutored eye.
4 crudeDictionary • primitive tools
crude • crude wooden carvings
simple • simple pictures and diagrams
rough • Make a rough plan of the space.
rude • He had already constructed a rude cabin.
rudimentary • It had been extended into a kind of rudimentary kitchen.
unrefined • an unrefined boor
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barbarianIn former times, barbarians were people from other countries who were thought to be uncivilized and violent.
• rude and barbarian people
• a prehistoric and barbaric world
childlikeYou describe someone as childlike when they seem like a child in their character, appearance, or behaviour.
• She had never lost her childlike sense of wonder.
Thesaurus for primitive from the Collins English Thesaurus