Definitions For Primitive


  • A word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms
  • A mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
  • A person who belongs to an early stage of civilization


  • Used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies
  • Little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
  • Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
  • Of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style


  • An artist who makes art in a simple style that is childlike ; also : the art made by such an artist
  • Someone who belongs to a primitive society

Is Primitive a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Primitive is worth 16 points in Scrabble and 19 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Primitive in a Sentence

  • The time when primitive man first learned to use fire
  • The technology they used was primitive and outdated.
  • The camp had only a primitive outdoor toilet.
  • The museum is known for its collection of American primitives.

Synonyms for Primitive

Antonyms for Primitive

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