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Primitive

Pronunciation of Primitive
/pɹˈɪmɪtˌɪv/, /pɹˈɪmɪtˌɪv/, /p_ɹ_ˈɪ_m_ɪ_t_ˌɪ_v/

Antonyms for primitive:

educated, refined, civilized.

Synonyms for primitive:

Sense 1

cannibalistic, feral, childish, uncultured, baptist, fierce, old fashioned, elemental, early, original, benighted.

Sense 2

underlying, uncultivated, elementary, colonial, basic, remote.

Sense 3

ultimate, unpolished, native.

Sense 4

essential, ignorant.

Sense 6

backward.

barbarous

uncivilized.

inconsiderate

thoughtless.

man-eater

cannibal.

old fashioned

fossilized, demode, dated, extinct, passe, old-time, medieval, clunky, humble, old-hat, regressive, square, backward-looking, fusty, victorian, quaint, whimsical, obsolete, low-tech, old school, date, tweedy, uncool, provincial, obsolescent, obsolescence, Old World, retro, out, straitlaced, go out, dowdy.

primitive

barbaric.

uncivilized

barbarous, wild, barbarian.

wild

savage.

aboriginal (adjective)

native, original, ancient.

all (adjective)

crude, rude.

amateur (adjective)

incompetent, inexperienced, nonprofessional, novice, unskilled, amateur, unprofessional.

antediluvian (adjective)

antique, venerable, antiquated, obsolete.

antiquarian (adjective)

aged.

barbarian (adjective)

uncivil, vulgar, barbaric.

earliest (adjective)

original, primordial.

idolatrous (adjective)

heathen.

in the beginning (adjective)

early.

old (adjective)

antediluvian, aged, antique, primeval, antiquated, elderly, old, ancient, venerable, primordial, archaic, paleolithic.

primitive (adjective)

primal, early, savage, unrefined, simple, basic, unsophisticated, old, barbarous, primordial, ignorant, uncivilized, raw, fierce, first, uncultured, elementary, uncultivated, untrained, underlying, rough, primary, wild, rude, archaic, naive, pristine, primeval, barbarian, fundamental, essential.

simple (adjective)

first, fundamental.

unenlightened (adjective)

benighted.

unprocessed (adjective)

unprocessed.

untamed (adjective)

wild.

Sense 4 (noun)

fossilized.

Sense 5 (noun)

benighted, ignorant, backward.

Sense 6 (noun)

unpolished.

Sense 8 (noun)

uncultivated, uncultured, savage, wild, uncivilized, barbaric, barbarian, barbarous.

aborigine (noun)

aboriginal.

ancient (noun)

archaic, antediluvian, old, primeval, primordial.

old fashioned (noun)

low-tech, obsolete, old-time, out, Old World, dated, old fashioned.

person (noun)

primitive person.

primitive (noun)

primitive person, rude, noncivilised, untrained, noncivilized, crude, archaic, early.

simple (noun)

first, fundamental, rude, unpolished, unsophisticated, crude, unrefined.

uncivilized (noun)

barbarous, savage, fierce, uncultured, barbarian, simple, wild, ignorant, green, uncivilized, barbaric.

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