Inchoate vs Inchoately - What's the difference?

inchoate | inchoately |

As an adjective inchoate

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

As a noun inchoate

is (rare) a beginning, an immature start.

As a verb inchoate

is to begin or start something.

As an adverb inchoately is

in an inchoate way.

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(en adjective)
  • Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature.
  • * Raleigh
  • neither a substance perfect, nor a substance inchoate
  • Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.
  • Quotations

    {{timeline, 1600s=1677, 1800s=1803 1839 1885 1892, 1900s=1919 1928, 2000s=2004}} * 1677 , , The Art of Contentment , p. 187 *: It do's indeed perfect and crown tho?e graces which were here inchoate and begun, but no mans conver?ion ever ?ucceeded his being there ... * 1803 , *: This appointment is evidenced by an open, unequivocal act, and, being the last act required from the person making it, necessarily excludes the idea of its being, so far as it respects the appointment, an inchoate and incomplete transaction. * 1839 , *: It being determined that a constitution should be made for the inchoate government, men were selected by its sponsors, from those at the Illinois Camp Ground, including as many western Cherokees as could be induced to sign it. * 1885 , *: ...unfortunately, we have to face inchoate schemes which will demand the utmost jealousy and vigilance of Parliament. * *: The private conception of any breach of law is apt to be inspiriting, for the scheme (while yet inchoate ) wears dashing and attractive colours. * 1892 , George Gissing, Born In Exile *: A youth whose brain glowed like a furnace, whose heart throbbed with tumult of high ambitions, of inchoate desires. * 1919 , *: Very odd and ugly were these beings, as indeed are most beings of a world yet inchoate and rudely fashioned. * 1928 , *: How inutterably sad was the look this fluid inchoate figure of the wolf threw from his beautiful shy eyes. * 2004 , , " Folk Hero]", [[w:The New Yorker, The New Yorker] , 29 March 2004 *: Guthrie’s inchoate socialist leanings grew into a deep commitment to the labor movement.


    * (started but not fully formed): elementary, embryonic, immature, incipient, nascent, rudimentary


    (en noun)
  • (rare) A beginning, an immature start.
  • Verb

  • To begin or start something.
  • To cause or bring about.
  • To make a start.
  • Anagrams

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    (en adverb)
  • In an inchoate way.
  • Synonyms

    * unformedly