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Origin of incestuous
in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverbin·ces·tu·ous·ness, nounnon·in·ces·tu·ous, adjectivenon·in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverb
non·in·ces·tu·ous·ness, nounun·in·ces·tu·ous, adjectiveun·in·ces·tu·ous·ly, adverb
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relating to or involving incestan incestuous union
guilty of incest
obsolete resulting from incestan incestuous bastard
resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1530s, from Latin incestuosus "incestuous," from incestus "unchaste" (see incest). Figurative use is from 1744. Related: Incestuously; incestuousness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.
Having committed incest.
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