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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or living in earliest times. Also: Crude or simple.

Usage examples (37)
  • Worldwide, there are about 3,400 members of this very ancient plant group, which exhibit primitive characteristics.
  • primitive societies
  • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking
  • "`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived for more
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