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



    BrE BrE//ˈprɪmətɪvnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪmətɪvnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of having a very simple society with no industry, etc. the primitiveness of village life
  2. 2the fact of being very simple and old-fashioned, especially when something is not convenient or comfortable synonym crudeness (2) I was shocked by the primitiveness of their methods.