inchoate inchoate

Definition(s):

  • (adj) only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

Usage(s):

  • The instruction of the new choir director was inchoate and without structure.

News

  • Is Google's New Tabs A Chimera?

    We?ve all heard the phrase ?parents eating their young,? but never the reverse. Now we have an inchoate example, Google, who wants you to "Meet the new inbox.? The tech giant?s popular Gmail software has attracted more than 425 million users worldwide, and now it has introduced ?new customizable tabs put you back in control so that you can see what's new at a glance and decide which emails you ...
    on August 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Presidential historian James MacGregor Burns, whose 1978 book "Leadership" is widely admired and studied, wrote that a "transformational leader stands on the shoulders of his followers, expressing coherently those ideas which lie inchoate in the...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: James MacGregor Burns Source: Forbes

  2. Fifty years later, in a letter to the British legal scholar Sir Frederick Pollock, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote, "I have read in a California volume that the wife on marriage acquires an inchoate right of dower, which by the death of the husband...
    on Jan 1, 2010 By: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Source: New York Times

  3. "Weird. He was weird and delightful," said Michael Lewis, the best-selling author who lives in Berkeley and wrote for Mr. Felker's Manhattan, Inc. magazine. "He had an inchoate enthusiasm that overwhelmed everything. His hunches were...
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Michael Lewis Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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