2. informed, well-informed, versed, well-versed, up-to-date, up on, Fr. au courant, abreast of; posted, briefed, familiarized, brought up to date; trained, coached, instructed, taught. primeval, adj. primitive, primal, prehistoric, pre-adamic, Noachian, Noachic, Noachical, antediluvian, eolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic; primary, prime, pristine, early, earliest, initiative, initial, premier, first; primordial, autochthonal, autochthonous, aboriginal, indigenous, endemic, endemical, native, vernacular; archaic, fossil, fossilized, fossillike, antiquated, antique, ancient, aged, oldest, old; original, embryonic, embryonal, genetic, primigenial, etiological.
primitive, adj. 1. primeval, primal, prehistoric, preadamic, Noachian, Noachic, Noachical, antediluvian, eolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, atavistic; early, earliest; original, autochthonal, autochthonous, aboriginal, native, endemic, endemical, indigenous, vernacular.
2. uncivilized, barbaric, savage, barbarous, wild, untamed.
3. quaint, old-fashioned, unmodern; ancient, oldest, immemorial, remote, age-old, old, elderly, aged, antiquated, fossilized, fossillike, archaic.
4. primordial, primigenial, elementary, simple, uncomplicated, plain, natural; pristine, uncorrupted, unsullied; unsophisticated, uncultivated, uncultured, uncouth.
5. crude, unrefined, coarse, rough, unpolished; rudimentary, embryonic, undeveloped.
6. radical, basic, fundamental, elemental, underlying, underived, immediate; essential, requisite, required, necessary, needed, indispensable; innate, connate, congenital, inborn, intrinsic, inbred, genic, genetic, inherent, inherited, hereditary, ingrained, deep-rooted.
7. prime, primary, initial, first.
-n. 8. antediluvian, prehistoric man, preadamite, cave man, ape-man; autochthon, aboriginal, Australian Inf. boong, original, settler, pioneer, Australian. bushman.
9. barbarian, savage, wild man.
10. antiquity, antique, relic, fossil, petroglyph. 11. rudiment, fundamental; essential, requisite, requirement, necessity.
primordial, adj. 1. original, primigenial, etiological; seminal, generative, genic, genetic, inherent, inherited, hereditary; elementary, elemental, radical, basic, fundamental, underlying; embryonic, rudimentary; originitive, creative, imaginative, institutive, inventive, formative, initiative.
2. primitive, primal, primary, prime, pristine; early, earliest, initial, first, primeval. See - primeval, primp, v. 1. adorn, decorate, ornament, trim, garnish, furbish, embellish, Archaic, dight, Archaic. ouch; dress, clothe, garb, habit; outfit, fit up, accouter, gear, turn out; array, bedizen, deck, deck out, bedeck, trap.
2. (all of oneself) preen, plume, groom; beautify, prettify, Inf. titivate, Inf. spruce up, Inf. doll up, Inf. gussy up, SI. trick up or out, SI. dude up, SI. swank up, SI. fig out.
princely, adj. 1. liberal, generous, beneficent, bounteous, munificent; magnanimous, big, big-hearted; philanthropic, altruistic, benevolent; open-handed, unstinting, giving; ungrudging, kind, kindhearted, compassionate, gracious; tolerant, indulgent, unprovincial, cosmopolitan, unprejudiced, unbiased, impartial.