- adj. 原始的，远古的；简单的，粗糙的
- n. 原始人
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1、prim- + -itive(复合后缀：-ite, -ive).
2、含义：very first, original, first or earliest of its kind, of or belonging to the first age, having the style of an early or ancient time.
- primitive (adj.)
- 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.
- primitive (n.)
- 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."
- 1. Duffy's primitive guitar playing is well below par.
- 2. The conditions are primitive by any standards.
- 3. It's using some rather primitive technology.
- 4. The methods of communication used during the war were primitive by today's standards.
- 5. The constitution of a primitive society is not necessarily simple.
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