Etymology
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primitivism (n.)

"adherence to or practice of that which is primitive," 1846, in reference to Christian churches and sects, from primitive + -ism. Earlier in the sense of "quality, character, or state of being primitive" were primitiveness (1660s), primitivity (1759). Related: Primitivist.

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Definitions of primitivism

primitivism (n.)
a wild or unrefined state;
Synonyms: crudeness / crudity / primitiveness / rudeness
primitivism (n.)
a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children;
From wordnet.princeton.edu