incontinent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin incontinent-, incontinens, from in- + continent-, continens continent Date: 14th century not continent: as a. (1) lacking self-restraint (2) not being under control b. unable to retain urine or feces voluntarily II. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin in continenti Date: 15th century incontinently I

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  • incontinent — Incontinent, Incontinenti, Actutum, Confestim, Continuo, Illico, Illicet, Immediate, Mox, Quamprimum, Protinus, Repente, De repente, Ex continenti, Subito, Statim, Oppido, Extemplo. Incontinent apres, Exin, Subinde. Incontinent et sans delay,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • incontinent — incontinent, ente 1. (in kon ti nan, nan t ) adj. Qui n a pas la vertu de continence. C est un homme incontinent.    Substantivement Les incontinents. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Celui est incontinent qui a malvaises affections et temptations de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • incontinent — INCONTINÉNT, Ă, incontinenţi, te, adj. (Rar) Care este lipsit de moderaţie, care este nereţinut; violent. ♦ Desfrânat. ♦ Care suferă de incontinenţă. – Din fr. incontinent. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  incontinént adj. m., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Incontinent — In*con ti*nent, adv. [Cf. F. incontinent.] Incontinently; instantly; immediately. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He says he will return incontinent. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incontinent — (adj.) late 14c., wanting in self restraint, from O.Fr. incontinent, from L. incontinentem (nom. incontinens) incontinent, immoderate, intemperate, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + continens (see CONTINENT (Cf. continent)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Incontinent — In*con ti*nent, a. [L. incontinens: cf. F. incontinent. See {In } not, and {Continent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not continent; uncontrolled; not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging unlawful lust;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incontinent — incontinent1 [in känt′ n ənt] adj. [OFr < L incontinens: see IN 2 & CONTINENT] 1. a) without self restraint, esp. in regard to sexual activity b) unrestrained 2. incapable of containing, holding, keeping, e …   English World dictionary

  • Incontinent — In*con ti*nent, n. One who is unchaste. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incontinent — index dissolute, gluttonous, promiscuous, salacious, uncurbed, unrestrained (not repressed) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • incontinent — [adj] lacking control unchecked, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, ungovernable, unsuppressed; concept 94 Ant. continent, restrained …   New thesaurus

  • incontinent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking voluntary control over urination or defecation. 2) lacking self restraint; uncontrolled. DERIVATIVES incontinence noun incontinently adverb …   English terms dictionary

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