Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Incontinent adjective [ Latin incontinens : confer French incontinent . See In- not, and Continent .]


1. Not continent; uncontrolled; not restraining the passions or appetites, particularly the sexual appetite; indulging unlawful lust; unchaste; lewd.

2. (Medicine) Unable to restrain natural evacuations.

Incontinent noun One who is unchaste. B. Jonson.

Incontinent adverb [ Confer French incontinent .] Incontinently; instantly; immediately. [ Obsolete]

He says he will return incontinent .
Shak.

Incontinently adverb
1. In an incontinent manner; without restraint, or without due restraint; -- used esp. of the passions or appetites.

2. Immediately; at once; forthwith. [ Archaic]

Immediately he sent word to Athens that he would incontinently come hither with a host of men.
Golding.

Incontracted adjective Uncontracted. [ Obsolete] Blackwall.

Incontrollable adjective [ Prefix in- not + controllable : confer French incontrôlable .] Not controllable; uncontrollable. -- In`con*trol"la*bly , adverb South.

Incontrovertibility noun The state or condition of being incontrovertible.

Incontrovertible adjective Not controvertible; too clear or certain to admit of dispute; indisputable. Sir T. Browne. -- In*con`tro*ver"ti*ble*ness , noun -- In*con`tro*ver"ti*bly , adverb

Inconvenience noun [ Latin inconvenientia inconsistency: confer Old French inconvenience .]


1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; want of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.

They plead against the inconvenience , not the unlawfulness, . . . of ceremonies in burial.
Hooker.

2. That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty.

A place upon the top of Mount Athos above all clouds of rain, or other inconvenience .
Sir W. Raleigh.

Man is liable to a great many inconveniences .
Tillotson.

Syn. -- Incommodiousness; awkwardness; disadvantage; disquiet; uneasiness; disturbance; annoyance.

Inconvenience transitive verb To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.

Inconveniency noun Inconvenience.

Inconvenient adjective [ Latin inconveniens unbefitting: confer French inconvénient . See In- not, and Convenient .]


1. Not becoming or suitable; unfit; inexpedient.

2. Not convenient; giving trouble, uneasiness, or annoyance; hindering progress or success; uncomfortable; disadvantageous; incommodious; inopportune; as, an inconvenient house, garment, arrangement, or time.

Syn. -- Unsuitable; uncomfortable; disaccommodating; awkward; unseasonable; inopportune; incommodious; disadvantageous; troublesome; cumbersome; embarrassing; objectionable.

Inconveniently adverb In an inconvenient manner; incommodiously; unsuitably; unseasonably.

Inconversable adjective Incommunicative; unsocial; reserved. [ Obsolete]

Inconversant adjective Not conversant; not acquainted; not versed; unfamiliar.

Inconverted adjective Not turned or changed about. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Inconvertibility noun [ Latin inconvertibilitas .] The quality or state of being inconvertible; not capable of being exchanged for, or converted into, something else; as, the inconvertibility of an irredeemable currency, or of lead, into gold.

Inconvertible adjective [ Latin inconvertibilis : confer French inconvertible . See In- not, and Convertible .] Not convertible; not capable of being transmuted, changed into, or exchanged for, something else; as, one metal is inconvertible into another; bank notes are sometimes inconvertible into specie. Walsh.

Inconvertibleness noun Inconvertibility.

Inconvertibly adverb In an inconvertible manner.

Inconvincible adjective [ Latin inconvincibilis . See In- not, and Convince .] Not convincible; incapable of being convinced.

None are so inconvincible as your half-witted people.
Gov. of the Tongue.

Inconvincibly adverb In a manner not admitting of being convinced.

Incony adjective [ Confer Conny , Canny .] Unlearned; artless; pretty; delicate. [ Obsolete]

Most sweet jests! most incony vulgar wit!
Shak.

Incoronate adjective [ Prefix in- in + coronate .] Crowned. [ R.] Longfellow.

Incorporal adjective [ Latin incorporalis . See In- not, and Corporal , and confer Incorporeal .] Immaterial; incorporeal; spiritual. [ Obsolete] Sir W. Raleigh.

Incorporality noun [ Latin incorporalitas : confer French incorporalité .] Incorporeality. [ Obsolete] Bailey.

Incorporally adverb Incorporeally. [ Obsolete]

Incorporate adjective [ Latin incorporatus . See In- not, and Corporate .]


1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual.

Moses forbore to speak of angles, and things invisible, and incorporate .
Sir W. Raleigh.

2. Not incorporated; not existing as a corporation; as, an incorporate banking association.

Incorporate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Incorporated ; present participle & verbal noun Incorporating .]


1. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass.

By your leaves, you shall not stay alone,
Till holy church incorporate two in one.
Shak.

2. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.

The idolaters, who worshiped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein.
Bp. Stillingfleet.

3. To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into .

4. To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental; as, to incorporate provinces into the realm; to incorporate another's ideas into one's work.

The Romans did not subdue a country to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community.
Addison.

5. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc.

Incorporate intransitive verb To unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; -- usually followed by with .

Painters' colors and ashes do better incorporate will oil.
Bacon.

He never suffers wrong so long to grow,
And to incorporate with right so far
As it might come to seem the same in show.
Daniel.

Incorporated adjective United in one body; formed into a corporation; made a legal entity.

Incorporation noun [ Latin incorporatio : confer French incorporation .]


1. The act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.

2. The union of different ingredients in one mass; mixture; combination; synthesis.

3. The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic.

4. (Law) (a) The act of creating a corporation. (b) A body incorporated; a corporation.

Incorporative adjective Incorporating or tending to incorporate; as, the incorporative languages (as of the Basques, North American Indians, etc. ) which run a whole phrase into one word.

History demonstrates that incorporative unions are solid and permanent; but that a federal union is weak.
W. Belsham.

Incorporator noun One of a number of persons who gets a company incorporated; one of the original members of a corporation.

Incorporeal adjective [ Prefix in- not + corporeal : confer Latin incorporeus . Confer Incorporal .]


1. Not corporeal; not having a material body or form; not consisting of matter; immaterial.

Thus incorporeal spirits to smaller forms
Reduced their shapes immense.
Milton.

Sense and perception must necessarily proceed from some incorporeal substance within us.
Bentley.

2. (Law) Existing only in contemplation of law; not capable of actual visible seizin or possession; not being an object of sense; intangible; -- opposed to corporeal .

Incorporeal hereditament . See under Hereditament .

Syn. -- Immaterial; unsubstantial; bodiless; spiritual.

Incorporealism noun Existence without a body or material form; immateriality. Cudworth.

Incorporealist noun One who believes in incorporealism. Cudworth.

Incorporeality noun The state or quality of being incorporeal or bodiless; immateriality; incorporealism. G. Eliot.

Incorporeally adverb In an incorporeal manner. Bacon.

Incorporeity noun [ Prefix in- not + corporeity : confer French incorporéite .] The quality of being incorporeal; immateriality. Berkeley.

Incorpse transitive verb To incorporate. [ R.] Shak.

Incorrect adjective [ Latin incorrectus : confer French incorrect . See In- not, and Correct .]


1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.

The piece, you think, is incorrect .
Pope.

2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation.

3. Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct.

It shows a will most incorrect to heaven.
Shak.

The wit of the last age was yet more incorrect than their language.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Inaccurate; erroneous; wrong; faulty.

Incorrection noun [ Prefix in- not + correction : confer French incorrection .] Want of correction, restraint, or discipline. [ Obsolete] Arnway.

Incorrectly adverb Not correctly; inaccurately; not exactly; as, a writing incorrectly copied; testimony incorrectly stated.

Incorrectness noun The quality of being incorrect; want of conformity to truth or to a standard; inaccuracy; inexactness; as, incorrectness may consist in defect or in redundance.

Incorrespondence, Incorrespondency noun Want of correspondence; disagreement; disproportion. [ R.]

Incorresponding adjective Not corresponding; disagreeing. [ R.] Coleridge.

Incorrigibility noun [ Confer French incorrigibilité .] The state or quality of being incorrigible.

The ingratitude, the incorrigibility , the strange perverseness . . . of mankind.
Barrow.

Incoördinate adjective Not coördinate.

Incoördination noun Want of coördination; lack of harmonious adjustment or action.

Incoördination of muscular movement (Physiol.) , irregularity in movements resulting from inharmonious action of the muscles in consequence of loss of voluntary control over them.