inchoate / incoherent

inchoate / incoherent
   Inchoate describes something in an early stage of development, and that is incomplete: Lucy's plan remained inchoate and was developed no further.
   Incoherent describes something that is lacking connection or order: Some even thought that Lucy's plan was just a few incoherent thoughts that didn't hang together.

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  • inchoate / incoherent —    Inchoate describes something in an early stage of development, and that is incomplete: Lucy s plan remained inchoate and was developed no further.    Incoherent describes something that is lacking connection or order: Some even thought that… …   Confused words

  • inchoate — means ‘undeveloped’ or ‘just begun’ and is derived from the Latin word choare ‘to begin’: • It was obviously necessary that we should continue our still inchoate discussion over a drink D. M. Davin, 1975 • She is not allowed to express her real,… …   Modern English usage

  • inchoate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not fully formed or developed; rudimentary. 2) confused or incoherent. DERIVATIVES inchoately adverb. ORIGIN from Latin inchoare, variant of incohare begin …   English terms dictionary

  • inchoate — [[t]ɪnko͟ʊɪt[/t]] ADJ If something is inchoate, it is recent or new, and vague or not yet properly developed. [FORMAL] His dreams were senseless and inchoate. ...the inchoate mood of dissatisfaction with all politicians. Syn: incoherent …   English dictionary

  • inchoate —    Probably because of the similarity in spelling to chaotic and in pronunciation to incoherent, people sometimes take the word to mean disorderly or disorganized. In fact it means incipient, undeveloped, just starting. An inchoate enterprise is… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • inchoate — adjective Etymology: Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare to start work on, perhaps from in + cohum part of a yoke to which the beam of a plow is fitted Date: 1534 being only partly in existence or operation ; incipient; especially… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inchoate — 1. adjective /ɪnˈkəʊət,ɪnˈkəʊeɪt,ɪnˈkoʊət,ɪnˈkoʊeɪt/ a) Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature. b) Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling. Syn: elementary, embryonic, immature …   Wiktionary

  • inchoate — Synonyms and related words: abecedarian, aboriginal, aimless, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphic, amorphous, anarchic, antenatal, autochthonous, baggy, beginning, blobby, blurred, blurry, broad, budding, capricious, casual, chance, chancy, chaotic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incoherent — Synonyms and related words: Greek to one, abnormal, absurd, aleatoric, aleatory, aloof, ambiguous, amorphous, anomalous, apart, asunder, babbling, beyond understanding, bipartite, blobby, blurred, blurry, broad, broken, broken off, chance, chancy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inchoate — [ɪn kəʊeɪt, ɪnk , ət] adjective 1》 not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.     ↘confused or incoherent. 2》 Law (of an offence, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act. Derivatives inchoately… …   English new terms dictionary

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