adjective see transgress

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  • Transgressive — may mean:*Transgressive art, a name given art forms which transgress. *Transgressional fiction, a modern style in literature. *Transgressive Records, a United Kingdom based independent record label. *Transgressive (morphology), a form of verb in… …   Wikipedia

  • Transgressive — Trans*gress ive, a. [Cf. L. transgressivus passing over into another class. F. transgressif.] Disposed or tending to transgress; faulty; culpable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transgressive — index disobedient, lawless, unlawful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • transgressive — (adj.) 1640s, from TRANSGRESS (Cf. transgress) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • transgressive — [[t]trænzgre̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Transgressive is used to describe actions that break a moral law or a rule of behaviour. [FORMAL] To write and publish this poem was a daring, transgressive act …   English dictionary

  • transgressive — adjective /tɹænzˈɡɹɛsɪv/ a) Involving transgression; that passes beyond some limit; sinful. P.S. is the second movie in two weeks to use reincarnation as the excuse for transgressive sex. Roger Ebert b) Going beyond generally accepted boundaries; …   Wiktionary

  • transgressive — ● transgressif, transgressive adjectif Relatif à la transgression …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • transgressive — transgress ► VERB ▪ go beyond the limits set by (a moral principle, standard, law, etc.). DERIVATIVES transgression noun transgressive adjective transgressor noun. ORIGIN Latin transgredi step across …   English terms dictionary

  • transgressive — trans·gres·sive (trăns grĕsʹĭv, trănz ) adj. 1. Exceeding a limit or boundary, especially of social acceptability. 2. Of or relating to a genre of fiction, filmmaking, or art characterized by graphic depictions of behavior that violates socially… …   Universalium

  • transgressive — adj. offensive, criminal …   English contemporary dictionary

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