What does inchoate mean?

Definitions for inchoateɪnˈkoʊ ɪt, -eɪt; esp. Brit. ˈɪn koʊˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incipient, inchoate(adj)

    only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

    "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"


  1. inchoate(Noun)

    A beginning, an immature start.

  2. inchoate(Verb)

    To begin or start something.

  3. inchoate(Verb)

    To cause or bring about.

  4. inchoate(Verb)

    To make a start.

  5. inchoate(Adjective)

    Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature.

  6. inchoate(Adjective)

    Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.

  7. Origin: From incohatus, perfect passive participle of incoho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inchoate(adj)

    recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete

  2. Inchoate(verb)

    to begin

  3. Origin: [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p. of incohare to begin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inchoate

    in′kō-āt, adj. only begun: unfinished, rudimentary: not established.—v.t. (Browning) to begin.—adv. In′choately.—n. Inchoā′tion, beginning: rudimentary state.—adj. Inchō′ative, incipient. [L. inchoāre, -ātum, to begin.]

Anagrams for inchoate »

  1. ethanoic

  2. thiocane


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inchoate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inchoate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nargiz Aliyeva:

    It was far off from normality. Too inchoate to the existence.

  2. Former CIA Director James Woolsey:

    I find this whole thing, this whole week, to be very troubling for inchoate ways and inchoate reasons.

  3. Jared Taylor:

    The number of young whites who are waking up to racial reality is unprecedented, it is happening now because it's much easier for a young person to find an alternative point of view. All they need to do is find an Internet site, just a few clicks away, that explains in very clear terms what they might have been feeling in an inchoate way, but has never been expressed clearly for them.

  4. Walter Lippmann:

    The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.

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