insipient

insipient

unwise; foolish: Their office flirtation soon turned into an insipient affair.
Not to be confused with:
incipient – beginning to exist; developing: It was more than friendship; it was an incipient romance.
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It is unclear if this shift to a new habitat represents insipient colonization or is a short-term aberration due to an abundance of larvae along the coast during the warm water anomalies.
Although these larger structural and global neocolonial formations in Papua New Guinea are well known, research has not in general focused on sexual behavior, traditional and modern, though the ethnography of such sexual intimacy is critical to understanding many of the insipient micro-changes associated with what the Sambia call New Christians' lifestyles.
Selection of participants who are overweight or obese is more likely to result in detection of cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors [39], but screening with a universal strategy will also detect insipient type 1 diabetes and genetic defects of insulin secretion such as maturity onset diabetes of youth (MODY) [40].
Despite several studies on drivers' work conditions and health problems, national and international literature is still insipient on motorcyclists, noise exposure and its effects [9].
As the insipient high king of men, he has a great deal of authority over other characters in the tale, and that authority is amplified by the moral urgency of his task.
Withdrawal or violation of rights, dismantling of what still remains of public health and education policies, deconstruction of our still insipient experience of social security, and frontal attacks on labor rights make up our present time and the near horizon.
(5) In spite of its insipient utopianism, however, and notwithstanding its being embedded in an extensive additional discourse generated by its research team, Robinson in Ruins also seems more diffuse, and less clearly articulated on screen, than the previous two films.
A country can be described as agrarian when agriculture is the dominating sector of the economy, industry is insipient and the productivity of service activities is low.
Another fear present is insipient nervousness because of the delivery that is about to begin and which affects them emotionally from what is perceived through the non-verbal behavior and through the declarations of the participants.
pivot to Asia on the insipient regional architecture?