primitive person

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Noun1.primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilizationprimitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Indo-European, Aryan - a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
autochthon - the earliest known inhabitants of a region
Basket Maker - early Amerindians related to the Pueblo; known for skill in making baskets
cave dweller, cave man, caveman, troglodyte - someone who lives in a cave
Heidelberg man, Homo heidelbergensis - a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
ape-man, missing link - hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings
Mound Builder - prehistoric Amerindians who built altar mounds
Piltdown hoax, Piltdown man - a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
feral man, wild man - a person who is not socialized
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"A Kenyan has been elected a senator in Australia yet a primitive person is busy telling newly-transferred principals to go back to their regions," he said.
To a primitive person who didn't know that the trap had been invented by a person, it might seem that the trap itself possessed intelligence and will.
Some pieces read partly as underhanded comments on contemporary art, as in Untitled (Totem), a painting whose abstract imagery is accompanied by a helpful diagram indicating that the piece depicts a PRIMITIVE PERSON hurling SPECIAL GOOP with a GIANT SPOON at a MOULDY STUMP.