inchoate

[ in-koh-it ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; Latin

from Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare, variant of incohare ‘begin’

Synonyms

    1.
  • amorphous
  • elementary
  • formless
  • immature
  • inceptive
  • rudimentary
  • unfinished

Antonyms

    1.
  • developed
  • grown
  • mature

Definition

1. not organized; lacking order
2. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary

Examples

1. The coach was disappointed by the inchoate practice.
2. The new architect quickly realized she had inchoate building plans.

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