Definition of Primitivism

1. Noun. A wild or unrefined state.




2. Noun. A genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children.
Generic synonyms: Genre

Definition of Primitivism

1. Noun. The state or quality of being primitive ¹

2. Noun. The opinion that life was better or more moral among primitive peoples, or among children, and has deteriorated with civilization ¹

3. Noun. Any of a group of related styles in the arts, influenced by a belief in the superiority of primitive forms ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Primitivism

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Primitivism

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1. 0,10: The Last Futurist Exhibition of Painting by Linda S. Boersma (1994)
"... ABOUT-FACE: NEO-primitivism AND INTEREST IN A NATIONAL TRADITION 1910 saw the dissolution of the 'Golden Fleece', the exhibiting society that had done ..."

2. Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays by Murray Newton Rothbard (2000)
"16 FREEDOM, INEQUALITY, primitivism, AND THE DIVISION OF LABOR i. If men were like ants, there would be no interest in human freedom. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"It is this conception of craft which is behind much of ancient primitivism, or the belief that a simpler life, one less encumbered with the products of ..."

4. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"primitivism does not deny that there is a substantive concept of truth which ... primitivism does not even deny that there may be a philosophical theory of ..."

5. The Theater of Man: J.L. Vives on Society by J. A. Fernández-Santamaría (1998)
"Under the circumstances, and given Vives' obvious reliance on the tales of classical primitivism, it would appear almost unseemly not to ask: is there any ..."

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