Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
New and untested
Emerging or budding
Examples of Nascent in a sentence
"My nascent basketball skills have a lot of room for improvement."
"The nascent product hadn't yet been tested, but everyone at the company had high hopes for its future impact."
Popularity Over Time
Someone with a nascent — or a new and growing — interest in something is probably just getting started learning its ins and outs. Starting your political career as an intern is definitely a good way to do that.
Did you Know?
Nascent sprouted from a Latin word meaning “to be born.” There are several other English words that share the same origins, such as native and natal.