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adjective primitive pronunciation in American English /ˈprɪmətɪv/

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  1. 1
    at a very simple stage of development, before modern technology
    a primitive society/tribe
    1. a.
      relating to a very early stage in the development of humans, animals, or plants
      primitive man/life
      primitive creatures like jellyfish and corals
  2. 2
    very simple in design
    primitive tools
    a primitive camera
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    1. a.
      old-fashioned, simple, and without modern features or comforts
      The conditions in the camp were fairly primitive.
      a remote and primitive cottage in the mountains
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  3. 3
    natural and done or experienced without thinking
    a primitive instinct
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