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incestuous

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adjective in·ces·tu·ous \in-ˈses-chə-wəs, -ˈsesh-\

Simple Definition of incestuous

  • : involving sexual intercourse between closely related people : involving incest

Full Definition of incestuous

  1. 1 :  constituting or involving incest

  2. 2 :  guilty of incest

  3. 3 :  excessively or improperly intimate or exclusive <mainstream fashion magazines have an incestuous relationship with advertisers — Guy Trebay>

in·ces·tu·ous·ly adverb
in·ces·tu·ous·ness noun

Examples of incestuous

  1. There were rumors that the father and daughter had had an incestuous relationship.



1532

First Known Use of incestuous

1532

Rhymes with incestuous


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incestuous

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adjective in·ces·tu·ous \in-ˈses(h)-chə-wəs\

Medical Definition of incestuous

  1. 1:  constituting or involving incest

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or guilty of incest <infantile incestuous wishes of the Oedipus complex>




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