Curious jumble of modern and ancient city and village, primitiveness and the other thing.
If it be correct, as I still think it is, it cannot but be fatal to the Arunta claim to primitiveness.
He accounts for its 'wildness' by its primitiveness; it was blasphemous because savage.
primitiveness, we must remember, does not depend on antiquity of date.
He is a very likable man, and there is little about his primitiveness that is repulsive.
But as is invariably the case in Turkey, close inspection revealed the primitiveness and roughness.
Our object has been to defend the ‘primitiveness of fetichism.’
You may get a gazelle on the way, or you may not, but you will experience mountain exploration in all its primitiveness.
"One judges the primitiveness of a race by its cultural and technological institutions," Harkaway said, with a lofty smile.
Not alone was she solace to his loneliness, but her primitiveness rejuvenated his jaded mind.
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.