Definition of primitively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɪmətɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪmətɪvli//
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  1. 1in a very simple and old-fashioned way, especially when something is not convenient or comfortable synonym crudely (2) a force of 3 000 primitively armed rebels
  2. 2used to describe how a feeling or desire is strongly felt, though not based on reason, as if from the earliest period of human life There was something primitively comforting about the sound of running water.