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Correct spelling:
Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.


aboriginal, alpha, baby, beginning, budding, early, embryonic, emerging, fetal, first, foremost, genesis, germinal, hatching, inaugural, incipient, infant, infantile, initial, introductory, maiden, nascent, new, newborn, original, precursory, preliminary, preparatory, primal, primeval, primordial, sprouting, starting, Dawned, Commencing.
causal, causative, effective, executive, generative, influential, motivational, pivotal, responsible, germinal.
innovational, innovative, inspired, visionary, inventive, originative, Demiurgic, Deviceful, leading-edge.
influential, impressionable
determinative, developmental, immature, impressible, malleable, moldable, pliant, sensitive, shaping, susceptible.
growing, infant, junior, beardless, pubescent, unfledged, unweaned, milk-fed.
untried, most novel, causal, generative.
angelic, atomic, austere, bare, basal, basic, blameless, chaste, clean, clear, decent, elemental, elementary, essential, faultless, fundamental, guiltless, honorable, immaculate, indivisible, innocent, irreducible, monolithic, plain, primary, prime, pure, purebred, simple, sinless, spotless, stainless, stark, unadorned, unadulterated, unalloyed, unblemished, uncluttered, undefiled, undiluted, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, virtuous, white, Simon-pure, foundational, aboriginal, nascent, primal.
anatomic, anatomical, formalistic, tectonic, constructural, formational.
constructive, immature, inchoative, shaping, young.
Examples of usage:
  1. The war did much to solidify the various racial elements of British North America during its formative stage. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  2. W., 300. Randall, Samuel J., 181, 184, 198, 304. Rawlins, J. A., 301. Raymond, Henry J., 129. Reciprocity, Blaine on, 201; in Republican Platforms, 233, 248, 268. Reconstruction, 135, Republican Party and, 151. Reed, John M., 121, 122. Reed, Thomas B., elected speaker, 227; 231; candidate for President, 1896, 245; 255, 256, 304. Reeder, Andrew H., 122. Reid, Whitelaw, 238. Remmel, Valentine, 263. Republican National Committee, 293. Republican National Conventions, call for first convention at Pittsburg, 87; at Philadelphia, 1856, 89, 1860, 114; 1864, 129; 1868, 148; 1872, 159; 1876, 170; 1880, 186; 1884, 201; 1888, 215; 1892, 230; 1896, 246; 1900, 263; see appendix, 294. Republican National Platforms, 1856, 90; 1860, 116; 1864, 130; 1868, 151; 1872, 160; 1876, 170; 1880, 188; 1884, 203; 1888, 217; 1892, 232; 1896, 247; 1900, 265. Republican Party; formative causes, 5, 7, 72; birth of, 70, 74; first meetings, 74; how name adopted, 76; first State meeting, 81; meeting at Washington, 80; first Republican governor, 82, 83; State meetings, 82, 83; success in 1855, 84; prepares for first National campaign, 85, 86; in various campaigns, see Conventions. – A History of the Republican Party by George Washington Platt
  3. He had already been seized by the impulse to set forth the system of philosophy that took shape in him, as he says, by some formative process of which he could give no conscious account. – Schopenhauer by Thomas Whittaker
  4. We have passed through various formative periods. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. Why not a special course of high standard for those who plan to devote their lives to the direction of the formative years of its children? – Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools by James Daley McDonald