of or constituting a transgression; specif., designed to challenge conventional ideas, beliefs, etc.: a writer of transgressive fiction
- Exceeding a limit or boundary, especially of social acceptability.
- Of or relating to a genre of fiction, filmmaking, or art characterized by graphic depictions of behavior that violate socially acceptable norms, often involving violence, drug use, and sexual deviancy.
- Of or relating to geological transgression.
(comparative more transgressive, superlative most transgressive)