Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Incurableness noun The state of being incurable; incurability. Boyle.
Incurably adverb In a manner that renders cure impracticable or impossible; irremediably. " Incurably diseased." Bp. Hall. " Incurably wicked." Blair.
Incuriosity noun [ Latin incuriositas : confer French incurosité .] Want of curiosity or interest; inattentiveness; indifference. Sir H. Wotton.
[ Latin incuriosus
: confer French incurieux
. See In-
not, and Curious
.] Not curious or inquisitive; without care for or interest in; inattentive; careless; negligent; heedless.
Carelessnesses and incurious deportments toward their children. Jer. Taylor.
Incuriously adverb In an curious manner.
Incuriousness noun Unconcernedness; incuriosity.
Sordid incuriousness and slovenly neglect. Bp. Hall.
[ See Incur
.] The act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting one's self to (something troublesome or burdensome); as, the incurrence of guilt, debt, responsibility, etc.
Incurrent adjective [ Latin incurrens , present participle incurere , incursum , to run in; in- + currere to run.] (Zoology) Characterized by a current which flows inward; as, the incurrent orifice of lamellibranch Mollusca.
[ Latin incursio
: confer French incursion
. See Incur
.] 1. A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid.
The Scythian, whose incursions wild Milton.
Have wasted Sogdiana.
The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs of the Roman Empire. Arbuthnot. 2. Attack; occurrence.
Sins of daily incursion . South. Syn.
-- Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset; irruption. See Invasion
Incursive adjective Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.
Incurtain transitive verb To curtain. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin incurvatus
, past participle of incurvare
to crook; prefix in-
in + curvus
bent. See Curve
, and confer Incurve
.] Curved; bent; crooked. Derham.
Incurvate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Incurvated
; present participle & verbal noun Incurvating
.] To turn from a straight line or course; to bend; to crook. Cheyne.
[ Latin incurvatio
: confer French incurvation
.] 1. The act of bending, or curving. 2. The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
An incurvation of the rays. Derham. 3. The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence.
of the knee." Bp. Hall.
(ĭn*kûv") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Incurved
(-kûvd"); present participle & verbal noun Incurving
.] [ See Incurvate
.] To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
Incurved (ĭn*kûvd") adjective [ Prefix in- in + curved .] (Botany) Bending gradually toward the axis or center, as branches or petals.
[ From Latin incurvus
bent. See Incurvate
.] A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a bending inwards. Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin , anvil.] 1. An anvil. 2. (Anat.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear . 3. (Zoology) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
[ See Incuse
, transitive verb
] (Numismatics) Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving.
square." Dr. W. Smith.
Incuse, Incuss transitive verb
[ Latin incussus
, past participle of incutere
to strike. See 1st In-
, and Concuss
.] To form, or mold, by striking or stamping, as a coin or medal.
Incute transitive verb
[ See Incuse
.] To strike or stamp in.
[ Obsolete] Becon.
Incyst transitive verb See Encyst .
Ind noun India. [ Poetical] Shak. Milton.
Indagate transitive verb [ Latin indagatus , past participle of indagare to seek.] To seek or search out. [ Obsolete]
Indagation noun [ Latin indagatio : confer French indagation .] Search; inquiry; investigation. [ Obsolete]
Indagative adjective Searching; exploring; investigating. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
[ Latin ] A searcher; an explorer; an investigator.
Searched into by such skillful indagators of nature. Boyle.
Indamage transitive verb See Endamage .
Indamaged adjective Not damaged. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Indart transitive verb To pierce, as with a dart.
Indazol noun [ Ind ol + az ote.] (Chemistry) A nitrogenous compound, C 7 H 6 N 2 , analogous to indol, and produced from a diazo derivative of cinnamic acid.
Inde adjective Azure-colored; of a bright blue color. [ Obsolete] Rom. of R.
Indear transitive verb See Endear .
Indebt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Indebted
; present participle & verbal noun Indebting
.] [ Middle English endetten
, French endetter
; prefix en-
) + French dette
debt. See Debt
.] To bring into debt; to place under obligation; -- chiefly used in the participle indebted .
Thy fortune hath indebted thee to none. Daniel.
Indebted adjective 1. Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden.
By owing, owes not, but still pays, at once Milton. 2. Placed under obligation for something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due; as, we are indebted to our parents for their care of us in infancy; indebted to friends for help and encouragement. Cowper.
Indebted and discharged.
1. The state of being indebted. 2. The sum owed; debts, collectively.
Indebtment noun [ Confer French endettement .] Indebtedness. [ R.] Bp. Hall.
Indecence noun See Indecency .
[ Obsolete] "An indecence
of barbarity." Bp. Burnet.
; plural Indecencies
. [ Latin indecentia
unseemliness: confer French indécence
.] 1. The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity. 2. That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an offense against delicacy.
They who, by speech or writing, present to the ear or the eye of modesty any of the indecencies I allude to, are pests of society. Beattie. Syn.
-- Indelicacy; indecorum; immodesty; impurity; obscenity. See Indecorum
[ Latin indecens
unseemly, unbecoming: confer French indécent
. See In-
not, and Decent
.] Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language. Cowper. Syn.
-- Unbecoming; indecorous; indelicate; unseemly; immodest; gross; shameful; impure; improper; obscene; filthy.
Indecently adverb In an indecent manner.
1. Indeciduous. 2. (Anat.) Having no decidua; nondeciduate.
Indeciduous adjective Not deciduous or falling, as the leaves of trees in autumn; lasting; evergreen; persistent; permanent; perennial.
The indeciduous and unshaven locks of Apollo. Sir T. Browne.
[ Prefix in-
not + Late Latin decimare
to tithe: confer French indécimable
. See Decimate
.] Not decimable, or liable to be decimated; not liable to the payment of tithes. Cowell.
Indecipherable adjective Not decipherable; incapable of being deciphered, explained, or solved. -- In`de*ci"pher*a*bly , adverb
[ Prefix in-
not + decision
: confer French indécision
.] Want of decision; want of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation.
The term indecision . . . implies an idea very nicely different from irresolution; yet it has a tendency to produce it. Shenstone.
Indecision . . . is the natural accomplice of violence. Burke.
[ Confer French indécisif
.] 1. Not decisive; not bringing to a final or ultimate issue; as, an indecisive battle, argument, answer.
The campaign had everywhere been indecisive . Macaulay. 2. Undetermined; prone to indecision; irresolute; unsettled; wavering; vacillating; hesitating; as, an indecisive state of mind; an indecisive character.
Indecisively adverb Without decision.
Indecisiveness noun The state of being indecisive; unsettled state.