Synonyms for (adjective) primal

Synonyms: aboriginal, primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial

Definition: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

Usage: aboriginal forests; primal eras before the appearance of life on earth; the forest primeval; primordial matter; primordial forms of life

Similar words: early

Definition: at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

Usage: early morning; an early warning; early diagnosis; an early death; took early retirement; an early spring; early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties


Synonyms: cardinal, central, key, primal, fundamental

Definition: serving as an essential component

Usage: a cardinal rule; the central cause of the problem; an example that was fundamental to the argument; computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day