prim|i|tiv|ist «PRIHM uh tuh vihst», noun, adjective.
a person who has a preference for the primitive, especially in art or religion.
1. of or having to do with primitive art or artists: »

Jacob Epstein's primitivist work was not his best; he was really a portrait sculptor (New Yorker).

2. = primitivistic. (Cf.primitivistic)

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  • prim — prim·er; prim·i·ces; prim·i·tive·ly; prim·i·tive·ness; prim·i·tiv·ism; prim·i·tiv·i·ty; prim·i·tiv·ization; prim·ly; prim·ness; prim·rosy; prim·sie; prim·u·la; prim·u·la·ce·ae; prim·u·la·les; prim·u·lav·er·in; prim·u·line; prim·u·li·nus;… …   English syllables

  • tiv — ab·sorp·tiv·i·ty; ac·tiv·ism; ac·tiv·i·ty; ac·tiv·ize; ad·di·tiv·i·ty; ad·jec·tiv·ize; af·fec·tiv·i·ty; al·ter·na·tiv·i·ty; ca·pac·i·tiv·i·ty; cap·tiv·i·ty; cog·ni·tiv·ism; cog·ni·tiv·ist; col·lec·tiv·ism; col·lec·tiv·i·ty; col·lec·tiv·ize;… …   English syllables

  • ist — ab·so·lut·ist; ab·strac·tion·ist; ab·surd·ist; ac·com·mo·da·tion·ist; ac·tiv·ist; ad·vent·ist; alarm·ist; as·so·ci·a·tion·ist; athe·ist; be·hav·ior·ist; bo·na·part·ist; cal·vin·ist; cap·i·tal·ist; car·tel·ist; cen·tral·ist; chau·vin·ist;… …   English syllables

  • primitivist — prim·i·tiv·ist …   English syllables

  • primitivism — prim•i•tiv•ism [[t]ˈprɪm ɪ tɪˌvɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) a recurrent theory or belief, as in philosophy or art, that the qualities of primitive or chronologically early cultures are superior to those of contemporary civilization 2) cvb the state of being… …   From formal English to slang

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

  • cal — abi·o·log·i·cal; adre·no·cor·ti·cal; aero·bi·o·log·i·cal; aero·chem·i·cal; aero·log·i·cal; aero·med·i·cal; aero·nau·ti·cal; aero·phys·i·cal; aero·tech·ni·cal; aes·thet·i·cal·ly; afo·cal; ag·a·tho·kak·o·log·i·cal; ag·nat·i·cal·ly;… …   English syllables

  • tic — ace·tic; ace·to·ace·tic; ach·er·on·tic; achres·tic; ach·ro·ma·tic·i·ty; acys·tic; adi·ag·nos·tic; aero·elas·tic; aero·tac·tic; agres·tic; alan·tic; al·bi·nis·tic; al·che·mis·tic; al·lo·cryp·tic; al·lo·plas·tic; al·lo·plas·tic·i·ty; al·tru·is·tic; …   English syllables

  • ism — is·ma·el·ism; iso·la·tion·ism; isom·er·ism; isos·ter·ism; ital·ian·ism; ivory tower·ism; jack·son·ism; jaco·bin·ism; jaco·bit·ism; jain·ism; jan·sen·ism; ja·pan·ism; jef·fer·so·nian·ism; jesu·it·ism; jew·ism; jin·go·ism; jour·nal·ism; ju·da·ism;… …   English syllables

  • o — abi·o·log·i·cal; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom; ab·o·li·tion·ism; ab·o·li·tion·ist; ab·o·li·tion·ize; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; ac·an·thol·o·gy; ac·an·thop·o·dous; acar·i·dol·o·gist; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; acar·i·o·sis;… …   English syllables

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