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Synonyms for primal
ˈpraɪ məlpri·mal

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  1. primaladjective

    Synonyms:
    primaeval, primordial, primary, primeval, aboriginal

  2. primaladjective

    Being the first in time, or history.

    primal man

    Synonyms:
    aboriginal, primary, primordial, primaeval, primeval

  3. primaladjective

    Being of greatest importance; primary.

    Synonyms:
    aboriginal, primeval, primaeval, primary, primordial

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. primal

    Aboriginal (Latin ab, from, origo, origin) signifies pertaining to the aborigines or earliest known inhabitants of a country in the widest sense, including not merely human beings but inferior animals and plants as well. Autochthonic (Greek autos, self, and chthōn, earth) signifies sprung from the earth, especially from the soil of one's native land. Primeval (Latin primum, first, and ævum, age), signifies strictly belonging to the first ages, earliest in time, but often only the earliest of which man knows or conceives, immemorial. Aboriginal, autochthonic, and primeval combine the meanings of ancient and original; aboriginal inhabitants, autochthonic races, primeval forests. Prime and primary may signify either first in time, or more frequently first in importance; primary has also the sense of elementary or preparatory; we speak of a prime minister, a primary school. Primal is chiefly poetic, in the sense of prime; as, the primal curse. Primordial is first in an order of succession or development; as, a primordial leaf. Primitive frequently signifies having the original characteristics of that which it represents, as well as standing first in time; as, the primitive church. Primitive also very frequently signifies having the original or early characteristics without remoteness in time. Primeval simplicity is the simplicity of the earliest ages; primitive simplicity may be found in retired villages now. Pristine is an elegant word, used almost exclusively in a good sense of that which is original and perhaps ancient; as, pristine purity, innocence, vigor. That which is both an original and natural product of a soil or country is said to be indigenous; that which is actually produced there is said to be native, though it may be of foreign extraction; humming-birds are indigenous to America; canaries may be native, but are not indigenous. Immemorial refers solely to time, independently of quality, denoting, in legal phrase, "that whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary;" as, an immemorial custom; an immemorial abuse. Compare OLD.

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    Synonyms:
    aboriginal, ancient, autochthonic, immemorial, indigenous, native, old, original, patriarchal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primordial, pristine, uncreated

    Antonyms:
    adventitious, exotic, foreign, fresh, late, modern, new, novel, recent

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, primeval, primordial, key, profound, cardinal, underlying, central, rudimentary, aboriginal, primaeval

    Antonyms:
    middle, unimportant, late

  2. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordialadjective

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

    Synonyms:
    fundamental, primordial, primeval, native, aboriginal, cardinal, central, primaeval, key

    Antonyms:
    late, unimportant, middle

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. animal-like

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2019  
  2. animal-like

    as in grunt, moan, scream

    the man let out a primal scream

    Submitted by JP03 on October 27, 2014  

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "primal":

    primitive, piece, muscle

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How to use primal in a sentence?

  1. Marco Proserpio:

    It's a primal need to write on walls to communicate with the people around you.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Since eternity, mankind has denied what was to be deeply understood and transformed, all the emotions that were primal in one's progress in higher consciousness, was subjugated, condemned so deeply that we are still struck with basic human body, making it impossible to transcend towards self-realization. All forms of art are just devices to go within, from outer to inner journey.”

  3. Reza Behrouz:

    Hossein Soodmand represented what would ideally be a secular Iranian society wherein people could freely practice their faith. A free, secular society is the regimes primal fear.

  4. Candidate McBath:

    Just this primal wail came out of me, and I was like,' Where's Jordan ?' I just started screaming. Jordan's father said, he told me' Jordan is dead,' i felt like in that moment that everything I had done to protect him, it wasn't good enough.

  5. Las Vegas:

    Its raw, its in its primal state right now, everyone doesnt know what to expect, which is awesome.


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