[n_ˈeɪ_s_ə_n_t], [nˈe͡ɪsənt], [nˈe‍ɪsənt]

Definitions of nascent:

  1.   Evolving; being evolved or produced.
  2.   Beginning to exist or grow; springing up.
  3.   Beginning to exist; springing up.
  4.   Beginning to exist or grow; growing; increasing; in chem., in the act of being produced or evolved.
  5.   Springing up: arising: beginning to exist or grow.
  6.   coming into existence; " a nascent republic"
  7.   Beginning to exist or develop.
  8.   Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.
  9.   Beginning to exist or to grow.
  10.   1. Beginning, incipient. 2. Noting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.

Antonyms for nascent:

developed, ripened, high, moribund, improved, Evolved, mature, higher, full-blown, last, ripe, adult, advanced, full-fledged, dying, refined.

Quotes for nascent:

  1. Hey, nothing grows to the sky. There will be a successor movement. Right now it's nascent – Peter Brimelow
  2. True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility. – Bryant H. McGill
  3. We need to continue our full support of the nascent Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic infrastructure and maintain security while training the Iraqi security forces. – Pat Roberts
  4. A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  5. My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy. – Jalal Talabani

Usage examples for nascent:

  1. In encouragement to an expanding commerce, the elevation and education of the masses, the toleration of all creeds, and a wide distribution of political functions and rights, they looked for the salvation of their nascent republic from destruction, and the maintenance of the true interests of the people. ” – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. Each of us, glancing back over his history, will find that his child- personality, though indivisible, united in itself divers persons, which could remain blended just because they were in their nascent state: this indecision, so charged with promise, is one of the greatest charms of childhood. ” – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  3. What might next have happened he himself hardly knew, for he was an impulsive creature, and Frida's rich lips were full and crimson, had not Philip's arrival with the two Miss Hardys to make up a set diverted for the moment the nascent possibility of a leading incident. ” – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  4. “ No doubt our nascent cordiality would have sprung to fuller life- but it suffered a sudden check. ” – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  5. When in 1823, the nascent liberties of Spain were threatened, he wrote:- I am afraid we shall go to war; I am sorry for it. ” – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  6. Here we have the certainty that something new has arisen, a being whose nascent consciousness has gone on increasing in power and definiteness till it has culminated in the higher animals. ” – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  7. Are we to suppose that, wherever tropical forests came into existence, amongst the stock of humivagous lizards were always some which presented those nascent variations which made them keep step with the similarly nascent forests, the overwhelming rest being eliminated? ” – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  8. Bent only on beautiful slaves, perfumes and luxuries, they sacrificed their nascent influence to their passion for pleasure. ” – General Bramble by André Maurois
  9. “ A marquis, properly regarded, is not so much a nascent duke as a magnified earl. ” – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  10. It was her fate also, by forcing Athens into the front of the Greek states, to give the nascent nation the most inspiriting and enterprising of leaders- the one most fertile in imperial ideas and most apt to proceed to their realization: and in her retreat before that nation she drew her pursuer into a world which, had she herself never advanced into Europe, would probably not have seen him for centuries to come. ” – The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth
  11. Thus the scheme of law and order dimly dawns on the nascent soul, and it begins to form clear conceptions of truth, goodness, and beauty; it may achieve something of permanent value, or a work of art or of literature; it may enter the region of emotion and may evolve ideas of the loftiest kind; it may degrade itself below the beasts, or it may soar till it is almost divine. ” – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  12. When the broken shell revealed the nascent deity, the multitude were in an ecstasy of excitement at the honour vouchsafed to their city. ” – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  13. We hear murmurs about a nascent anti- Semitism, and what not. ” – The Allied Countries and the Jews by Hyman Gerson Enelow
  14. Betty Macdonald gazed at her with a girl's nascent adoration. ” – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. These thirty millions of slaves, hurled against one another by guilt and by mistake, hurled into war and mud, uplift their human faces whose expression reveals at last a nascent will. ” – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  16. “ A large portion of this assembly consists of those whose business it is to study Human Nature in all its various forms, and who have taken upon themselves the task of developing that nature in the youth of America, in that rising generation whose duty it will be to carry out the nascent projects of reform in every department of human interest, and make the thought of to- day the fact of tomorrow. ” – A Lecture on Physical Development, and its Relations to Mental and Spiritual Development, delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at their Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, in Norwich, Conn., August 20, 1858 by S.R. Calthrop
  17. By a continuance of the process, the nascent life displayed became gradually more pronounced. ” – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  18. Dissatisfaction and disillusion possess him; the negative marks of his nascent intuition of another life, for which he is intended but which he has not yet found. ” – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  19. “ Hartlib moved from Germany to England, where he became a central organizing figure in both the nascent scientific world and the theological world. ” – The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650) by John Dury
  20. This nascent avarice amused her, as a new trait in his character always amuses the individual. ” – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett

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