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Definition of "incontinent" []

  • Not restrained; uncontrolled: incontinent rage. (adjective)
  • Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions. (adjective)
  • Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste. (adjective)

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 "incontinent" in a sentence
  • "That is why the word incontinent doesn't mean flying between European countries."
  • "It would seem you are decidedly of opinion that the incontinent are the reverse of free?"
  • "But such, though as much led away as the others, we do not in like manner call incontinent and intemperate, since they are ruined through ignorance and want of experience."