Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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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.

Incurious adjective [ 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.

Incurrence noun [ 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.

Incursion noun [ 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
Have wasted Sogdiana.
Milton.

The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs of the Roman Empire.
Arbuthnot.

2. Attack; occurrence. [ Obsolete]

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]

Incurvate adjective [ 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.

Incurvation noun [ 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. "The incurvations of the knee." Bp. Hall.

Incurve (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.

Incurvity (ĭn*kû"vĭ*tȳ) noun [ From Latin incurvus bent. See Incurvate .] A state of being bent or curved; incurvation; a bending inwards. Sir T. Browne.

Incus noun [ 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.

Incuse adjective [ See Incuse , transitive verb ] (Numismatics) Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving. "Irregular incuse 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 .

Incysted adjective See Encysted .

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.

Indagator noun [ Latin ] A searcher; an explorer; an investigator. [ Obsolete]

Searched into by such skillful indagators of nature.
Boyle.

Indamage transitive verb See Endamage . [ R.]

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- (L. in ) + 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
Indebted and discharged.
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.

Indebtedness noun
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.

Indecency noun ; 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 .

Indecent adjective [ 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.

Indeciduate adjective
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.

Indecimable adjective [ 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

Indecision noun [ 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.

Indecisive adjective [ 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.