unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urine or feces.
unable to contain or retain (usually followed by of): incontinent of temper.
lacking in moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.
unceasing or unrestrained: an incontinent flow of talk.
- in·con·ti·nence, in·con·ti·nen·cy, noun
- incontinent , inconsistent
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How to use incontinent in a sentence
For example, he became incontinent and his personality was very changed.
The famously unscripted, undisciplined, verbally incontinent VP tends to offer a little something for everyone.The Pros and Cons of Joe Biden Hitting the Campaign Trail | Michelle Cottle | March 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
What followed for eight years could have been more accurately called “incontinent conservatism.”
For the incontinent, whether in the bonds of wedlock or not, Gods direct, providential judgments will overtake.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews | Thomas Charles Edwards
Ceux qui estoient dedans n'allerent pas incontinent fond, ils s'attacherent quelque temps la challouppe.History of the Discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet in 1634 | Consul Willshire Butterfield
All his feelings were of the same incontinent maudlin kind, easily flowing into temptation, and subjecting themselves to a ruler.The Town | Leigh Hunt
It was so now; but the more part melted away incontinent until but three were left.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
She threw up her chin and made a step and a cry at me, so that I fell back incontinent.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for incontinent (1 of 2)
lacking in restraint or control, esp sexually
relating to or exhibiting involuntary urination or defecation
(foll by of) having little or no control (over)
- incontinence or incontinency, noun
- incontinently, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for incontinent (2 of 2)
obsolete words for immediately
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