primal

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adjective pri·mal \ˈprī-məl\

Definition of primal

  1. 1 :  original, primitive village life continued in its primal innocence — Van Wyck Brooks

  2. 2 :  first in importance :  primary

Examples of primal in a Sentence

  1. the primal theme of the essay is toleration of religious diversity

  2. there was a period of primal idealism after the founding of the republic and before the rise of partisan politics

Origin and Etymology of primal

Medieval Latin primalis, from Latin primus first — more at prime


First Known Use: 1604


PRIMAL Defined for English Language Learners

primal

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adjective pri·mal \ˈprī-məl\

Definition of primal for English Language Learners

  • : very basic and powerful


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