- without self-restraint, esp. in regard to sexual activity
- without the normal ability to restrain a particular natural discharge, as of urine, from the body
Origin of incontinentOld French ; from Classical Latin incontinens: see in- and amp; continent
Origin of incontinentOld French ; from Classical Latin in continenti (tempore), in continuous (time): see continent
- Not restrained; uncontrolled: incontinent rage.
- Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions.
- Lacking sexual restraint; unchaste.
Origin of incontinentMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin incontin&emacron;ns, incontinent-, unrestrained : in-, not; see in–1 + contin&emacron;ns, continent; see continent2.
(comparative more incontinent, superlative most incontinent)
- (obsolete) One who is unchaste.
From Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinens