insipient


insipient
insipient (adj.) "foolish," mid-15c., from L. insipientem (nom. insipiens) "unwise, foolish," from in- "not" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (1)) + sapientem (see SAPIENT (Cf. sapient)). "Now mostly, or wholly, disused to avoid confusion with incipient" [OED].

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  • Insipient — In*sip i*ent, a. [L. insipiens; pref. in not + sapiens wise.] Wanting wisdom; stupid; foolish. [R.] Clarendon. n. An insipient person. [R.] Fryth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insipient — nt adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin insipient , insipiens, from in in (I) + sapient , sapiens wise, from present participle of sapere to taste, have taste more at sage archaic : lacking wisdom …   Useful english dictionary

  • insipient — adjective foolish; lacking wisdom; stupid See Also: insipid …   Wiktionary

  • insipient — adj. foolish, unwise, lacking judgement n. one who is foolish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • insipient — in·sip·i·ent …   English syllables

  • insipience — insipient, adj. insipiently, adv. /in sip ee euhns/, n. Archaic. lack of wisdom; foolishness. [1375 1425; late ME < L insipientia foolishness, equiv. to insipient s. of insipiens foolish (in IN 3 + sipient , comb. form of sapient SAPIENT) + ia;… …   Universalium

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