incestuous incestuous  /ɪn ˈsɛstʃ wəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) resembling incest as by excessive intimacy
  2. (adj) relating to or involving incest

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His incestuous abuse led to the birth of seven children, three of whom he kept imprisoned underground with their mother.
  2. But business in the country is far too complex and incestuous for an international economic treaty to provide a neat solution.
  3. To defend DOMA, the brief cited a precedent concerning incestuous relationships.

News

  1. 'Adore' Trailer: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright Go Son Swapping

    The setup for this one is simple: Two single moms who are longtime family friends start sleeping with each other's sons, first secretly, then out in the open. Sure, there's a lot of complicated emotions and moral gray area at play here to make for an intriguing study on relationships and social mores. But if you're not in for semi-incestuous love affairs between middle-aged women and younger men ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. 'Adore' Trailer: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright Put the 'F' in 'MILF'

    The setup for this one is simple: Two single moms who are longtime family friends start sleeping with each other's sons, first secretly, then out in the open. Sure, there's a lot of complicated emotions and moral gray area at play here to make for an intriguing study on relationships and social mores. But if you're not in for semi-incestuous love affairs between middle-aged women and younger men ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  3. National Museum of Women in the Arts presents first major museum exhibition of Audrey Niffenegger

    Frontispiece from The Three Incestuous Sisters. Aquatint, 1985–98, 12 ? x 16 x 2 ¼ (book); 12 ¼ x 30 in. (aquatints). Edition 10/10, Collection of Audrey Niffenegger, Chicago, Illinois.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Art Daily

Quotes

  1. "I'm calling that an incestuous relationship," said Liberal Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette, who uncovered the link during examination of the Harper government's massive budget bill. "The investment banker that is analysing (the bids) on...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Celine Hervieux-Payette Source: Toronto Star

  2. Socialist spokesman Benoit Hamon called Sarkozy's administration "an incestuous mix of money, business and politics" in a video posted on his party's website.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Benoît Hamon Source: Bloomberg

  3. Burrow says the response has been "way too slow". "When you look at the relationship between the financial sector, the equity markets, bond markets and the ratings agencies, it's appallingly incestuous."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Sharan Burrow Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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