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ɪnˈkɒn tn əntin·con·ti·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incontinent(adj)

    not having control over urination and defecation


  1. incontinent(Adjective)

    Unable to contain or retain.

  2. incontinent(Adjective)

    Lacking the ability to restrain natural discharges or evacuations of urination or defecation.

  3. incontinent(Adjective)

    Lacking moral or sexual restraint, moderation or self-control, especially of sexual desire.

  4. incontinent(Adjective)

    Unrestrained or unceasing.

    An incontinent river of pure water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incontinent(adj)

    not continent; uncontrolled; not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging unlawful lust; unchaste; lewd

    Etymology: [L. incontinens: cf. F. incontinent. See In- not, and Continent.]

  2. Incontinent(adj)

    unable to restrain natural evacuations

    Etymology: [L. incontinens: cf. F. incontinent. See In- not, and Continent.]

  3. Incontinent(noun)

    one who is unchaste

    Etymology: [L. incontinens: cf. F. incontinent. See In- not, and Continent.]

  4. Incontinent(adverb)

    incontinently; instantly immediately

    Etymology: [L. incontinens: cf. F. incontinent. See In- not, and Continent.]


  1. Incontinent

    Incontinent is the second album by Frank Tovey, better known as Fad Gadget, released in 1981. While developing the industrial sound of his debut Fireside Favourites in 1980, the new album relied less on drum machines and found objects, introducing more traditional instruments such as accordion and jaw harp, as well as making more frequent use of female backing vocals. The album's cover featured Tovey made up as the puppet Punch. Its lyrical content was informed by his tour of the US in 1980. "Blind Eyes" satirised keeping the world's problems at arm's length, with lines such as "Send a few pounds to a charity / Now we're feeling so much better" and a chorus intoning "Hear no, see no, speak no evil". This was followed by the sexual innuendo of "Swallow It". "Saturday Night Special" took its title from an American revolver and ruminated on the right of men to bear arms and rule their home. It has been called a "baroque ditty for all gun lovers", and "a comment on the macho attitudes of Reagan's America". The title track and "Manual Dexterity", respectively the last track on Side 1 and the first track on Side 2 of the original vinyl LP, were the album's twin instrumentals. The former track featured Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, the latter Robert Gotobed of the band Wire.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incontinent

    in-kon′ti-nent, adj. not restraining the passions or appetites: unchaste: (med.) unable to restrain natural discharges or evacuations: (coll.) immediate, off-hand.—adv. without delay: at once.—ns. Incon′tinence, Incon′tinency.—adv. Incon′tinently, without restraint: forthwith, immediately.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incontinent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incontinent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of incontinent in a Sentence

  1. William H Gass:

    We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures.

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