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incipient

beginning to exist; developing: It was more than friendship; it was an incipient romance.
Not to be confused with:
insipient – unwise; foolish: Their office flirtation soon turned into an insipient affair.

in·cip·i·ent

 (ĭn-sĭp′ē-ənt)
adj.
Beginning to exist or appear: detecting incipient tumors; an incipient personnel problem.

[Latin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.]

in·cip′i·en·cy, in·cip′i·ence n.
in·cip′i·ent·ly adv.

incipient

(ɪnˈsɪpɪənt)
adj
just starting to be or happen; beginning
[C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-2 + capere to take]
inˈcipience, inˈcipiency n
inˈcipiently adv

in•cip•i•ent

(ɪnˈsɪp i ənt)

adj.
beginning to exist or appear: an incipient cold.
[1580–90; < Latin incipient-, s. of incipiēns, present participle of incipere; see inception]
in•cip′i•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incipient - only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

incipient

adjective beginning, starting, developing, originating, commencing, embryonic, nascent, inchoate, inceptive There were signs of incipient panic.

incipient

adjective
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
Translations
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incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] ADJ [infection, illness, democracy, inflation, recession] → incipiente; [romance, friendship] → incipiente, naciente

incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpiənt] adjnaissant(e)

incipient

adjanfangend, beginnend; disease, difficulties alsoeinsetzend; panicaufkommend; democracyjung

incipient

[ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] adj (disease, baldness) → incipiente; (revolt) → nascente

in·ci·pi·ent

a. incipiente, principiante, que comienza a existir.
References in classic literature ?
For the first time she recognized the symptoms of infatuation which she had felt incipiently as a child, as a girl in her earliest teens, and later as a young woman.
Watson would contend that the inner speech must be incipiently pronounced; we should argue that it MIGHT be merely imaged.
First of all, he found that violent actors could be classified as having one of three types of self-image: nonviolent, violent (those who are willing and ready to attack others physically with the intention of harming them), and incipiently violent (a middle group who are willing and ready to attack but instead make violent ultimatums and/or menacing physical gestures rather than act violently toward others).
(77.) And even, incipiently, socially discriminated against.
What makes Pride and Prejudice and the other five Austen novels incipiently feminist is the heroine's ideology of serious pastoral as a context for establishing her identity.
Technically, the term "Serampore Mission" (capital M) refers to the mission at Serampore run by Carey and his colleagues independently of the BMS, incipiently from 1800, increasingly from 1813, and particularly after the schism in 1827.
For Kahn, Allen and Cleveland represent the two faces of the New York Bureau and hence of municipal research generally -- the one incipiently democratic but blocked by forces larger than itself, the other profoundly oriented towards the expert, the systematic, the objective, the professional.
This decision essentially meant that control was concentrated in the hands of individuals who had the resources to remain in the Bay Area after the School of Criminology closed.(6) Subsequently, and perhaps incipiently, even while the majority rejected our proposal, real control was taken over by an undemocratic ultra-left organization that eventually imploded in the mid-1980s.
Despite the incipiently solipsistic tendencies of the poem's narrator, both he and the poem itself crave an audience.
The two texts on which we will focus - 4Q464 and Jubilees - were both found at Qumran (Jubilees is also known from later translations), but some scholars believe that they were probably composed before the rise of the Qumran sect, probably within some incipiently sectarian community.
They did not speculate about resignation from day one when a president they knew to be either rampantly deceitful or incipiently senile told them the sun was shining when they had their own umbrellas out.
As far as male vocalists were concerned, the revival of Elijah Moshinsky's Fellini-inspired Rigoletto of 1991 was superb, with Jonathan Summers a towering exponent of the title role and Gregory Tomlinson a great Duke of Mantua, but Angela Taverner's Gilda was in the same league only incipiently and Richard Gill's conducting was intermittently effective.