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Synonyms for (noun) primitive

Synonyms: primitive Definition: a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms Usage: `pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived

Similar words: word Definition: a unit of language that native speakers can identify Usage: words are the blocks from which sentences are made; he hardly said ten words all morning

Synonyms: primitive Definition: a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

Similar words: formula, expression Definition: a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

Synonyms: primitive, primitive person Definition: a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (adjective) primitive

Synonyms: primitive Definition: used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies Usage: primitive societies

Similar words: noncivilised, noncivilized Definition: not having a high state of culture and social development

Synonyms: primitive, archaic Definition: little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type Usage: archaic forms of life; primitive mammals; the okapi is a short-necked primitive cousin of the giraffe

Similar words: early Definition: being or occurring at an early stage of development Usage: in an early stage; early forms of life; early man; an early computer

Synonyms: primitive, rude, crude Definition: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness Usage: the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man; primitive movies of the 1890s; primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains

Similar words: early Definition: being or occurring at an early stage of development Usage: in an early stage; early forms of life; early man; an early computer

Synonyms: primitive, naive Definition: of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style Usage: primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

Similar words: untrained Definition: not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training Usage: an untrained voice; untrained troops; young minds untrained in the habit of concentration