incestuous

adjective in·ces·tu·ous \ in-ˈses-chə-wəs , -ˈsesh- \
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of incestuous

1 : constituting or involving incest
2 : guilty of incest
3 : excessively or improperly intimate or exclusive
  • mainstream fashion magazines have an incestuous relationship with advertisers
  • —Guy Trebay

incestuously

adverb

incestuousness

noun

Examples of incestuous in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of incestuous

1532

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INCESTUOUS Defined for English Language Learners

incestuous

Definition of incestuous for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

incestuous

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

medical Definition of incestuous

1 : constituting or involving incest
2 : of, relating to, or guilty of incest
  • infantile incestuous wishes of the Oedipus complex


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