incestuous etymology

English word incestuous comes from English -ous, English incest

Detailed word origin of incestuous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
incest English (eng) To engage in sexual intercourse with a relative. Sexual relations between close relatives, especially immediate family members and first cousins, usually considered taboo; in many jurisdictions, close relatives are not allowed to marry, and incest is a crime.
incestuous English (eng) Characterized by mutual relationships that are intimate and exclusive to the detriment of outsiders.. Pertaining to or engaging in incest.

Words with the same origin as incestuous

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of incest
Waycest Weasleycest auntcest dormcest fauxcest floorcest hallcest selfcest sibcest