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primitive

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 relating to or occurring near the beginning of a process, series, or time period
  • a primitive period in church history when members still lived in communes

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primitive

noun

Synonyms of primitive (Entry 2 of 2)

as in Neanderthal

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The first known use of primitive was in the 15th century

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“Primitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/primitive. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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