Definition of 'primal'
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You could almost see him battling with the primal emotions raging within. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now we have a sport where we can live out that primal urge in a safe environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You are in the grip of something very primal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They want to watch shows which deal with animals for whom we share a primal fear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You only have to listen to the primal scream of those popes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is as democratic as primal emotion itself. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)There is something primal about the ability to move yourself efficiently across ground. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Maybe we should use this primal urge to sort out international conflicts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a natural, primal instinct. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She wouldn't understand how the drone of the crowd stirs something primal in him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a primal fear - that of a dinosaur chasing after me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But perhaps there is something primal in it for their elders, too. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I wonder whether rivers might not be a kind of primal scene for the poet. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Some sort of primal scene! Times, Sunday Times (2012)Primal screams and all that. The Sun (2009)My problem is that I quite like football to be a battle of primal instincts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In his autobiographical musings, he has repressed this crucial English primal scene. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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Translations for 'primal'
British English: primal ADJECTIVE
Primal is used to describe something that relates to the origins of things or that is very basic.
Jealousy is a primal emotion.
Definition of primal from the Collins English Dictionary
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