Synonyms for Formative:
starting, sprouting, baby, primeval, hatching, budding, Commencing, introductory, preliminary, early, beginning, infantile, Dawned, inaugural, embryonic, primal, initial, nascent, original, preparatory, germinal, new, genesis, foremost, alpha, incipient, precursory, first, infant, maiden, primordial, fetal, newborn, emerging, aboriginal.
generative, causative, causal, executive, motivational, pivotal, effective, germinal, influential, responsible.
•influential, impressionable (adjective)
stark, clean, uncluttered, faultless, spotless, monolithic, austere, atomic, white, virtuous, unblemished, aboriginal, immaculate, basal, unsullied, foundational, clear, pure, honorable, guiltless, indivisible, simple, elementary, primary, angelic, prime, untainted, innocent, untarnished, chaste, undefiled, undiluted, decent, plain, sinless, purebred, blameless, unalloyed, unadorned, unadulterated, bare, stainless, fundamental, essential, basic, primal, irreducible, nascent, elemental, Simon-pure.
n.driving, juvenile, enabling, deciding, decisive, pliable, impressionable, instrumental. •formative (noun)
shaping, immature, young, constructive, inchoative.
Usage examples for formative
More specifically, it is a portion of plastic, organized substance, functioning as an individual and containing potentially an elemental organ plus a formative power. – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von NÃ¤geli