- 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 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 incontinēns incontinent- unrestrained in- not ; see in- 1. continēns continent ; see continent 2.
(comparative more incontinent, superlative most incontinent)
- (obsolete) One who is unchaste.
From Old French incontinent, from Latin incontinens