insipient

adjective

in·​sip·​i·​ent
-nt
archaic
: lacking wisdom : stupid, foolish

Word History

Etymology

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin insipient-, insipiens, from in- in- entry 1 + sapient-, sapiens wise, from present participle of sapere to taste, have taste

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“Insipient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insipient. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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