V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. newly developing or partially formulated; 2. lacking structure or organization

Synonyms: developing, rudimentary, forming, unfinished, chaotic

Antonyms: complete, finished

Tips: Inchoate comes from the Latin inchoare, "to begin." Think of something that has begun, but is far from complete.

Usage Examples:

An inchoate idea began to form in the back of her mind, but she knew she would have to go over it in more detail and refine it before telling anyone else. (developing)

They had a few reservations and inchoate doubts about the new president's ability to build democracy in his country. (forming, developing)

When it comes to Spanish, I have a child's inchoate understanding of the language. (rudimentary, developing)

All of my businesses started as inchoate ideas that grew into viable business plans. (rudimentary, developing, forming)

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