Incesttuous
Incesttuous In*cest"tu*ous (?; 135), a. [L. incestuosus: cf. F. incestueux.] 1. Guilty of incest; involving, or pertaining to, incest; as, an incestuous person or connection. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Ere you reach to this incestuous love, You must divine and human rights remove. --Dryden.

2. resembling incest; between people or groups so closely related as to make such activity improper or unethical; as, an incestuous coziness between the management of the company and its union; an incestuous relationship between the salesman and the purchasing manager. [PJC] -- {In*cest"tu*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In*cest"tu*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Incesttuously — Incesttuous In*cest tu*ous (?; 135), a. [L. incestuosus: cf. F. incestueux.] 1. Guilty of incest; involving, or pertaining to, incest; as, an incestuous person or connection. Shak. [1913 Webster] Ere you reach to this incestuous love, You must… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incesttuousness — Incesttuous In*cest tu*ous (?; 135), a. [L. incestuosus: cf. F. incestueux.] 1. Guilty of incest; involving, or pertaining to, incest; as, an incestuous person or connection. Shak. [1913 Webster] Ere you reach to this incestuous love, You must… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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