Definition: Just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary
“I’ve seen the rapture in a starving baby’s eyes, inchoate beatitude, the lord of the flies.”
—“1000 More Fools” on Suffer
In a sentence: The inchoate democracy in Egypt may be experiencing some growing pains, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about its future.
Synonyms: incipient, underdeveloped, rudimentary, incomplete, nascent
Antonyms: mature, developed, complete
source: the google