Definition of Primitivist

1. Adjective. Exhibiting or practicing primitivism, the advocacy of primitive over refined forms ¹

2. Noun. A proponent of primitivism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Primitivist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primitivist

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Literary usage of Primitivist

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1. Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt (1919)
"If an adept in the new psychology he might have set up as a pure idealist, as the opener up of an especially radiant pathway to the "truth." The primitivist ..."

2. Rousseau and Romanticism by Irving Babbitt (1919)
"The primitivist then attacks sober discrimination as an obstacle both to warm ... They are not, like those of the primitivist, inordinate, the explanation ..."

3. The Masters of Modern French Criticism by Irving Babbitt (1912)
"Though Madame de Stael was also a primitivist, and although she felt the force of the deterministic argument as based especially, perhaps, on the influence ..."

4. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"The romantic primitivist on the other hand is inspired above all by the desire to escape from the conventional. In dealing with the arts and literature ..."

5. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"Recently famous for his primitivist paintings, which appeared on album covers by rock bands like REM and Talking Heads, Finster (who died in 2001) created a ..."

6. Romance & Tragedy by Prosser Hall Frye (1922)
"... margins — narrow as they may appear to the modern primitivist — he has, if not actually created, at least given its classical illustration to a certain ..."

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