We cannot keep judging mothers by a primitive, antiquated, simplistic standard.
We were careful with how we dealt with suspected patients and what we did with our primitive coverings, it was steamy.
I have a movement of my own: the primitive one, one I never really bothered to fully explore.
Contra Robert Heinlein, it's everywhere and always been recognized: an armed society is a primitive society.
These “folk videos,” as I call them, are very similar to folk songs; contagious and primitive.
They were strange, primitive people, and yet kind and grateful.
If the processes of war are primitive, the causes of war are no less so.
One wishes that this primitive princess could have had another name.
Every one knew that it had come about in church history and was not scriptural or primitive.
The booking facilities at Wrangel are primitive, to say the least.
late 14c., "of an original cause; of a thing from which something is derived; not secondary" (a sense now associated with primary), from Old French primitif "very first, original" (14c.) and directly from Latin primitivus "first or earliest of its kind," from primitus "at first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)).
Meaning "of or belonging to the first age" is from early 15c. Meaning "having the style of an early or ancient time" is from 1680s. In Christian sense of "adhering to the qualities of the early Church" it is recorded from 1680s. Of untrained artists from 1942. Related: Primitively.
c.1400, "original ancestor," from Latin primitivus (see primitive (adj.)). Meaning "aboriginal person in a land visited by Europeans" is from 1779, hence the sense "uncivilized person."
primitive prim·i·tive (prĭm'ĭ-tĭv)
Of or being an earliest or original stage.
Being little evolved from an early ancestral type.
A function, operator, or type which is built into a programming language (or operating system), either for speed of execution or because it would be impossible to write it in the language. Primitives typically include the arithmetic and logical operations (plus, minus, and, or, etc.) and are implemented by a small number of machine language instructions.