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Main Entry: 1prim·i·tive
Pronunciation: primarystressprim-schwat-iv
Function: adjective
1 a : of or relating to the earliest age or period <primitive forests> <the primitive church> b : closely resembling an ancient ancestor <a primitive fish>
2 : belonging to or characteristic of an early stage of development <primitive tools>
3 : of or relating to a people or culture that lacks a written language and advanced technologies <primitive societies>
4 : being or made by a self-taught artist
- prim·i·tive·ly adverb
- prim·i·tive·ness noun

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