One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
ancient, earliest, first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique, primordial, primeval, primal, primary, lower, original, proto-, ur-
rare autochthonous, autochthonic, primigenial
modern, recent, developed
2‘idealization of the way of life of primitive peoples must be avoided’
advanced, literate, industrial
3‘the quarrier worked with primitive tools’
crude, simple, rough, basic, elementary, rough-hewn, rudimentary, undeveloped, unrefined, unsophisticated, rude, rough and ready, makeshift
old-fashioned, obsolete, archaic
simple, natural, unsophisticated, naive, unaffected, undeveloped, childlike, innocent, artless, unpretentious
untaught, untrained, untutored
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