1Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
rudimentary, undeveloped, unformed, immature, incomplete, incipient, inchoate, just beginning
- ‘a still inchoate democracy’
- 1.1Confused or incoherent.
unclear, confused, muddled, unintelligible, incomprehensible, hard to follow, disjointed, disconnected, unconnected, disordered, mixed up, garbled, jumbled, scrambled
- ‘inchoate proletarian protest’
(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’.
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