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primal

adjective

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  1. 1 coming before all others in importance the primal theme of the essay is toleration of religious diversity Synonyms of primal arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, foremost, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to primal distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renownedNear Antonyms of primal inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of primal last, least

  2. 2 relating to or occurring near the beginning of a process, series, or time period there was a period of primal idealism after the founding of the republic and before the rise of partisan politics Synonyms of primal ancient, early, primeval, primitive, primordialWords Related to primal budding, embryonic, germinal, infant; aged, age-old, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dateless, hoary, old, prehistoric (also prehistorical); obsolete, outmoded, out-of-date, passéNear Antonyms of primal advanced, complex, developed, evolved, high, higher; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scaleAntonyms of primal late


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