Definition of 'primitive'
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If she'd had time she would have looked up some primitive parallels to offer him comfort. MISS MELVILLE REGRETS (2002)The walls along the gallery were completely covered in a primitive jungle painting. INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)On it had been painted a picture of a naked woman, in a primitive style. THE EXECUTION (2002)
She thought about pictures she'd seen of primitive people, their bodies painted in much the same way hers now was. CIRCLE OF THREE: BOOK 5: IN THE DREAMING (2002)
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Translations for 'primitive'
British English: primitive /ˈprɪmɪtɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Primitive means belonging to a society in which people live in a very simple way, usually without industries or a writing system.
- American English: primitive
- Arabic: بِدَائِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: primitivo
- Chinese: 原始的
- Croatian: primitivan
- Czech: primitivní
- Danish: primitiv
- Dutch: primitief
- European Spanish: primitivo
- Finnish: alkeellinen
- French: primitif
- German: primitiv
- Greek: πρωτόγονος
- Italian: primitivo
- Japanese: 初期の
- Korean: 원시적인
- Norwegian: primitiv
- Polish: pierwotny
- European Portuguese: primitivo
- Romanian: primitiv
- Russian: примитивный
- Spanish: primitivo
- Swedish: primitiv
- Thai: แบบดั้งเดิม
- Turkish: ilkel
- Ukrainian: примітивний
- Vietnamese: sơ khai
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