[ in-kon-tn-uhnt-lee ]
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  1. without exercising continence.

Origin of incontinently

First recorded in 1545–55; incontinent + -ly

Words Nearby incontinently

Other definitions for incontinently (2 of 2)

[ in-kon-tn-uhnt-lee ]

  1. immediately; at once; straightaway.

Origin of incontinently

1475–85; late Middle English incontinent, in same sense (<Middle French <Late Latin in continentī (tempore) in continuous (time), i.e., without pause; see continent) + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use incontinently in a sentence

  • Mademoiselle had incontinently refused, and madame, to win her compliance, had resorted to threats.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • It welcomed the hungry Oriental for so long as he was useful, and when he outstayed his welcome, incontinently kicked him out.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • John had fallen in love with a fragile, distinguished lady, and had incontinently married her; and she had borne him no children.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • Next an anonymous Irish Member fell over the bench on to Saunderson's knee, and was there incontinently but heartily pummelled.

  • I was sure of myself, light of heart and foot, and resolved to put my love incontinently to the touch of knowledge.