- beginning; introductory; initial
- Gram. expressing the beginning of an action
Origin of inceptiveOld French inceptif from Late Latin inceptivus from Classical Latin inceptus: see inception
an inceptive verb or form, as in Latin
- Incipient; beginning.
- Grammar Inchoative.
Grammar An inchoative verb.
(comparative more inceptive, superlative most inceptive)