Synonyms for primeval

Grammar : Adj
Spell : prahy-mee-vuhl
Phonetic Transcription : praɪˈmi vəl

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Définition of primeval

Origin :
  • also primaeval, 1650s, with -al (1) + Latin primaevus "early in life, youthful," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + aevum "an age" (see eon).
  • adj ancient
Example sentences :
  • In the heart of a primeval forest we could not feel more alone.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Or would the planet revert to a primeval state of mindless innocence?
  • Extract from : « The Most Sentimental Man » by Evelyn E. Smith
  • Indeed, at that time the settlements had not reached into this then primeval wilderness.
  • Extract from : « Whittier-land » by Samuel T. Pickard
  • For these giants of the primeval forest he ever had a loving admiration.
  • Extract from : « Whittier-land » by Samuel T. Pickard
  • It brought Pedro in with an extraordinary, uncouth, primeval impetuosity.
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad
  • He was as one hung in primeval chaos before light had been decreed.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • The practical utilities of astronomy were also obvious in primeval times.
  • Extract from : « Great Astronomers » by R. S. Ball
  • It is the primeval instinct at the bottom of every woman's heart.
  • Extract from : « A Woman for Mayor » by Helen M. Winslow
  • For walls it had the primeval forest, with its drapery of luxuriant foliage.
  • Extract from : « The Citizen-Soldier » by John Beatty
  • There were oak, walnut and beech trees growing in primeval beauty.
  • Extract from : « Madge Morton's Secret » by Amy D. V. Chalmers

Antonyms for primeval

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