Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.
inchoate (adj) being only partly in existance or operation: esp: imperfectly formed or formulated."What accounts for this new breed of creative man? The fickle mistress of fashion, certainly. But I would also suggest--from my own close observation--that this inchoate man is also confused and adrift in a world where the generational gap is wider than ever." (p. 45)
Word is from Truth in Advertising by John Kenney. Definition is from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
I'm pretty sure I've looked that word up before but I couldn't define it. I need to use it so I can own it!ReplyDelete
It seemed like a word I had come across before but I wasn't sure so I looked it up. I love that WWW pushes me to do that!Delete
I'd seen it, but for the life of me, couldn't remember what it meant. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I think I've heard this in a phrase, but I'm pretty sure I didn't understand it! Thanks! Next time, I'll have a better chance.ReplyDelete
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Oddly enough this same word came up in another book I am reading--Tale for the Time Being.ReplyDelete
I thought it might have a connection to the word incoherent until I read your definition.ReplyDelete