incestuousness

incestuous

[in-ses-choo-uhs]
adjective
1.
involving incest.
2.
guilty of incest.
3.
being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning: an incestuous relationship between organized crime and government.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin incestuōsus, equivalent to Latin incestu- stem of incestus incest + -ōsus -ous

incestuously, adverb
incestuousness, noun
nonincestuous, adjective
nonincestuously, adverb
nonincestuousness, noun
unincestuous, adjective
unincestuously, adverb
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incestuous (ɪnˈsɛstjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  relating to or involving incest: an incestuous union
2.  guilty of incest
3.  obsolete resulting from incest: an incestuous bastard
4.  resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy
 
in'cestuously
 
adv
 
in'cestuousness
 
n

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incestuous in·ces·tu·ous (ĭn-sěs'chōō-əs)
adj.

  1. Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.

  2. Having committed incest.

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