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Definition of "incontinency" [incontinency]

  • Incontinence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incontinency" in a sentence
  • "One of the most frequently named of them is 'incontinency', which seems to refer to either premarital or extramarital sex."
  • "Aristotle is said to have been guilty of great vanity in his clothes, of incontinency, and of unfaithfulness to his master,"
  • "That, after all, incontinency is powerless to bring us to that realm of sweetness which some look upon579 as her peculiar province; it is not incontinency but self-control alone which has the passport to highest pleasures."