Definition of primitivism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

primitivism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈprɪmɪtɪvɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪmɪtɪvɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] Styles of art
 
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a belief that simple forms and ideas are the most valuable, expressed as a philosophy or in art or literature See related entries: Styles of art
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