Definition of incestuous in English:

incestuous

Syllabification: in·ces·tu·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌinˈsesCH(o͞o)əs
 
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adjective

1Involving or guilty of incest: the child of an incestuous relationship
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  • Rather, it only contains the usual bans on bigamous or incestuous marriage.
  • The question in this appeal is whether there are different policy objectives animating the breach of a parent's fiduciary duty as compared with incestuous sexual assault.
  • Cousin marriages between two adults are not, of course, incestuous in this sense.
2(Of human relations generally) excessively close and resistant to outside influence: the incestuous nature of literary journalism
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  • Yet the paper of record is chasing an editor who edits a magazine that is, by its very nature, in an incestuous relationship with the movie business while the other story lays there.
  • As an aside, this incestuous relationship between the tour and Sky also led to the reprehensible sale of the Ryder Cup to a satellite channel to which only a small percentage of the country's golfers subscribe.
  • The First Minister's downfall has led to the lid being lifted on the incestuous relationships between Labour politicians, activists, private companies and the state.

Origin

early 16th century: from late Latin incestuosus, from Latin incestus (see incest).

Derivatives

incestuously

adverb
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  • It said a number of split capital trusts - marketed as a safe way to save for school fees or retirement - had suffered problems after gearing themselves up with bank borrowings and then incestuously investing in each other's funds.
  • Economics and politics are incestuously fused here in a way that is difficult to imagine for those in the West.
  • The sorcery of his half-sister, the adultery of his wife and best friend, and his incestuously conceived son who becomes his nemesis all play their part in its, and his, doom.

incestuousness

noun
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  • The web of cross-shareholdings and incestuousness between trust companies and trust directors has raised eyebrows - even in the investment industry.
  • In the 1980s the relationship between soap operas and tabloid newspapers reached hitherto unprecedented heights of incestuousness.
  • See if the criticism about lack of predictive capabilities or incestuousness still hold up.

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