incontinently
I. adverb Date: 15th century without delay ; immediately II. adverb Date: circa 1552 in an incontinent or unrestrained manner: as a. without moral restraint ; lewdly b. without due or reasonable consideration

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  • Incontinently — In*con ti*nent*ly, adv. 1. In an incontinent manner; without restraint, or without due restraint; used esp. of the passions or appetites. [1913 Webster] 2. Immediately; at once; forthwith. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Immediately he sent word to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incontinently — (adv.) early 15c., immediately, without delay, from INCONTINENT (Cf. incontinent) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). In reference to physical looseness, from 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • incontinently — I. “+ adverb also incontinent Etymology: incontinently from Middle French incontinent + English ly; incontinent from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin in continenti 1. : at once …   Useful english dictionary

  • incontinently — adverb a) In an incontinent manner; without restraint, or without due restraint. On such eyes as maidens cherishLet thy fond adorers gaze,Or incontinently perishIn their all consuming rays! b) Immediately; at once; forthwith …   Wiktionary

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

  • incontinently — incontinently1 /in kon tn euhnt lee/, adv. without exercising continence. [1545 55; INCONTINENT + LY] incontinently2 /in kon tn euhnt lee/, adv. Archaic. immediately; at once; straightaway. [1475 85; late ME incontinent, in same sense ( < MF < LL …   Universalium

  • incontinently — adv. without restraint, without self control …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incontinently — in·continently …   English syllables

  • 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 — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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