incestuous

[ in-ses-choo-uhs ]
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adjective
  1. involving incest.

  2. guilty of incest.

  1. being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning: an incestuous relationship between organized crime and government.

Origin of incestuous

1
1525–35; <Late Latin incestuōsus, equivalent to Latin incestu- stem of incestusincest + -ōsus-ous

Other words from incestuous

  • in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverb
  • in·ces·tu·ous·ness, noun
  • non·in·ces·tu·ous, adjective
  • non·in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverb
  • non·in·ces·tu·ous·ness, noun
  • un·in·ces·tu·ous, adjective
  • un·in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverb

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How to use incestuous in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for incestuous

incestuous

/ (ɪnˈsɛstjʊəs) /


adjective
  1. relating to or involving incest: an incestuous union

  2. guilty of incest

  1. obsolete resulting from incest: an incestuous bastard

  2. resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy

Derived forms of incestuous

  • incestuously, adverb
  • incestuousness, noun

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