I was unable to be present at the ceremony, which was primitively simple.
In whatever way it may be distributed, the majority will be primitively poor.
primitively, to become incarnated into any creature, the soul had only to put on the outward integument of the creature.
Manitou showed itself antagonistic to progress; it was old-fashioned, and primitively agricultural.
Made most primitively by dropping heated stones into a kettle of milk over an open fire.
primitively the Mammalian cerebrum, like that of the lower Vertebrata, is quite smooth.
Each of the peculiar dorsal spines is primitively a single spine, not a finlet of several pieces, as some have suggested.
One of these bones, the propercular, is very constant and is primitively attached along the outer edge of the hyomandibular.
The latter conception is so primitively crude, and so foreign to modern thought, that it scarcely needs an argument against it.
At its posterior extremity it is primitively continuous with the neural tube (fig. 420), as was first shewn by Kowalevsky.
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.