[ɪnkˈɒntɪnəns], [ɪnkˈɒntɪnəns], [ɪ_n_k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɪ_n_ə_n_s]

Definitions of incontinence:

  1.   Alt. of Incontinency
  2.   The state of being incontinent; want of self- restraint; inability of an animal organ to restrain discharges.
  3.   Lack of continence; unchastity.
  4.   Want of restraint of the passions- especially of the sexual appetite; inability to restrain discharges.
  5.   Impaired power to withhold normal evacuations, as incontinence of urine; sexual excesses.
  6.   indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
  7.   Incontinency.
  8.   involuntary urination or defecation
  9.   Lack of restraint, especially in indulging the passions.
  10.   1. Inability to prevent the discharge of any of the excretions, especially of urine or feces. 2. Lack of restraint of the appetites, especially of the sexual appetite.

Antonyms for incontinence:

discipline, repression, inhibition, restraint, Refrainment, continence, constraint, reserve, self-command, suppression, self-control, discretion.

Usage examples for incontinence:

  1. Among the highest of all these island peoples, the Tongans, the only restriction to incontinence was that the lover must not be changed too often. ” – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  2. “ Brithric, King of Wessex, had married Eadburga, natural daughter of Offa, King of Mercia, a profligate woman, equally infamous for cruelty and for incontinence – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  3. It comes under the head of incontinence which the Bible and all serious moral teachers so firmly condemn. ” – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  4. She preferred charges of incontinence against Julia, and induced the easily influenced emperor to send the unfortunate woman back to exile, where she was quickly followed by an assassin under the orders of the empress. ” – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  5. But Cornelia, the president of the Vestals, who had formerly been acquitted upon a charge of incontinence being a long time after again prosecuted and condemned, he ordered to be buried alive; and her gallants to be whipped to death with rods in the Comitium; excepting only a man of praetorian rank, to whom, because he confessed the fact, while the case was dubious, and it was not established against him, though the witnesses had been put to the torture, he granted the favour of banishment. ” – Titus Flavius Domitianus (Domitian) The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Volume 12. by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
  6. In the Inferno, sinners are organized by three vices- Incontinence Violence, and Fraud- and further subdivided by the seven deadly sins. ” – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  7. His next step was to bring her before the Ecclesiastical Courts and have her tried for incontinence – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  8. His incontinence excepting so far as it relates to the woman whose degradation it necessitates, does not add to the number of those for whom society has to provide. ” – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  9. The jealous Roman husband's furious desire to prevent the consequences of his wife's incontinence was by no means well served by the use of such agents; on the contrary, the women themselves profited by the arrangement. ” – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  10. As to incontinence this is more a secret crime. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  11. One advantage, at least, results from this system of things: there is no incontinence among the males in this republic! ” – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  12. And this is the conclusion that Aristotle also comes to when he says: Some people say that incontinence is impossible, if one has knowledge. ” – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  13. It was his chief amusement to issue forth at night disguised, that he might indulge in vulgar and miscellaneous incontinence in the common haunts of vice. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  14. We must be quite clear about this point, for so long as we toy in mind with the suggestion that there is any natural necessity for incontinence we are fatally weakened for our struggle. ” – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  15. He was addicted to vulgar and miscellaneous incontinence – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. It is quite the contrary: many a time the continent and the pure are led by their impurities to try incontinence – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  17. But it appears that Sir Arthur, when he has any favourite project in view, can scarcely forbear being communicative, not from principle but from incontinence – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  18. Of these, four are the principal: the first is Perfidiousness; the second, Incontinence the third, Infidelity; the fourth, Pleasure. ” – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  19. “ I bequeath them to the most deserving: my pride to the Knights Templars; my avarice to the monks of Ciste; and, my incontinence to the prelates. ” – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger