We were careful with how we dealt with suspected patients and what we did with our primitive coverings, it was steamy.
To its primitive, diseased brain I was practically invisible, an obstacle to be ignored, and, at best, avoided.
When the group seized control of Gaza in 2007, its primitive rockets had a range of no more than 25 miles.
Contra Robert Heinlein, it's everywhere and always been recognized: an armed society is a primitive society.
primitive people do not “stand and fight”; they hide and kill.
They were strange, primitive people, and yet kind and grateful.
I'm a primitive woman, and Dick's a primitive man--and, thank God!
One wishes that this primitive princess could have had another name.
The whole climb of civilization had been away from these primitive things.
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.