Origin of incestuous
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Historical Examples of incestuous
- relating to or involving incestan incestuous union
- guilty of incest
- obsolete resulting from incestan incestuous bastard
- resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy
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Word Origin and History for incestuous
1530s, from Latin incestuosus "incestuous," from incestus "unchaste" (see incest). Figurative use is from 1744. Related: Incestuously; incestuousness.
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- Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.
- Having committed incest.
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