Pronunciation of Formative
/fˈɔːmətˌɪv/, /fˈɔːmətˌɪv/, /f_ˈɔː_m_ə_t_ˌɪ_v/
Antonyms for formative:
Synonyms for formative:
Other synonyms and related words:
decisive, constructive, plastic, prolific, immature, inchoative, pliant, catalytic, determining, juvenile, fictile, creative, enabling, productive, moldable, young, fecund, bony, shaping, structural, limp, contributory.
hatching, emerging, fetal, first, infantile, Dawned, preparatory, infant, alpha, primal, initial, beginning, sprouting, maiden, genesis, inaugural, baby, foremost, original, Commencing, primordial, introductory, budding, precursory, new, preliminary, early, germinal, primeval, incipient, starting, embryonic, newborn, aboriginal, nascent.
influential, impressionable (adjective)
indivisible, sinless, basic, stainless, foundational, faultless, angelic, fundamental, decent, white, irreducible, nascent, blameless, elemental, purebred, innocent, pure, untainted, undiluted, unalloyed, chaste, virtuous, unblemished, unsullied, uncluttered, basal, clear, spotless, Simon-pure, unadorned, elementary, prime, aboriginal, unadulterated, primal, essential, atomic, immaculate, bare, untarnished, honorable, clean, simple, undefiled, guiltless, monolithic, austere, stark, plain, primary.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for formative:
- It was devoted to the advocacy of the principles of the Republican party, which was at that time still in what may be called the formative state of its existence. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- No less a man than Condorcet refers to him as one of the formative minds of the century. - "Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle", H. N. Brailsford.