Meaning of PRIMITIVE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ prɪmɪtɪv ]
Primitive means belonging to a society in which people live in a very simple way, usually without industries or a writing system.
...studies of primitive societies.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
Primitive means belonging to a very early period in the development of an animal or plant.
It is a primitive instinct to flee a place of danger.
If you describe something as primitive , you mean that it is very simple in style or very old-fashioned.
It’s using some rather primitive technology.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006