Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.
  • adj. Having committed incest.
  • adj. Improperly intimate or interconnected: "Press-politics relations are notoriously incestuous” ( Boston Globe).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to or engaging in incest.
  • adj. Characterized by mutual relationships that are intimate and exclusive to the detriment of outsiders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Guilty of incest: as, an incestuous person.
  • Involving the crime of incest: as, an incestuous connection.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or involving incest
  • adj. resembling incest as by excessive intimacy

Etymologies

incest +‎ -ous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fred Siegel, a historian at the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, has written of the "New Tammany Hall," which he describes as the incestuous alliance between public officials and labor.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Mackenzie Phillips broke the silence about her long-term incestuous relationship with her father in her book, High on Arrival; Katherine Harrison did it in hers, The Kiss.

    Deborah King: Oprah: Incest Revisited

  • Mackenzie Phillips broke the silence about her long-term incestuous relationship with her father in her boo ...

    Deborah King: Oprah: Incest Revisited

  • Well, today, Mackenzie Phillips revealed a long-term incestuous affair with her father that she says began as a rape and evolved into a consensual relationship.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • Inbreds like yourself have to be greedy and live life as selfishly as possible because your souls were condemned from the moment your mothers engaged in incestuous copulation with their fathers, uncles and brothers.

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  • Journalists, as one argument goes, are elitist - running in incestuous circles convinced that they know everything about everything because of the very nature of their profession.

    Student Kane | PopPolitics.com

  • Phillips, the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips, confesses in her book, High on Arrival, that she and her father had a long-term incestuous relationship which began the night before her wedding.

    Gawker

  • Actress MacKenzie Phillips and her father, musician of The Mamas and the Papas, engaged in a long-term incestuous relationship, reports.

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  • Mackenzie Phillips weeps on Oprah as she reveals how she had an abortion after being raped by her own father The daughter of the lead singer of The Mamas And The Papas had a long-term incestuous relationship By Breeanna Hare CNN (CNN) -- The reaction to Mackenzie Phillips 'detailed account of her sexual relationship with her father, John Phillips, has been explosive, and some of the strongest statements have come

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  • What he called "trust", I'm sure many Singaporeans would be forgiven if they called incestuous backroom deals.

    Singabloodypore

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