Definition of inchoate in English:


Pronunciation /inˈkōət/ /ɪnˈkoʊət/ /ˈinkəˌwāt/ /ˈɪnkəˌweɪt/

Translate inchoate into Spanish


  • 1Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.

    • ‘a still inchoate democracy’
    rudimentary, undeveloped, unformed, immature, incomplete, incipient, inchoate, just beginning
    1. 1.1Confused or incoherent.
      • ‘inchoate proletarian protest’
      unclear, confused, muddled, unintelligible, incomprehensible, hard to follow, disjointed, disconnected, unconnected, disordered, mixed up, garbled, jumbled, scrambled
  • 2Law
    (of an offense,) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act.


Mid 16th century from Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare, variant of incohare ‘begin’.