What is another word for incest?

Pronunciation: [ɪnsˈɛst] (IPA)

Incest is a taboo word which is usually associated with sexual contact between close relatives. The word itself conjures up images of immorality and societal taboo. Synonyms for incest include consanguinity, family relationship, and kinship. However, these words do not carry the same connotation as incest and are commonly used in different contexts. Other synonyms may include sexual abuse or exploitation, child abuse or molestation, or even statutory rape. These words more accurately describe the heinous nature of these acts and should be used in appropriate contexts where the aim is to convey the gravity and severity of the situation.

What are the hypernyms for Incest?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, criminal activity, Abusive behavior, Broken law, Interfamily sexual activity, Statutory crime.

What are the hyponyms for Incest?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Incest

incest is so familiar as hardly to call for remark.
Booth, William
The second function, the choice of a love-object, is influenced by the infantile inclination of the child towards its parents and nurses which is revived at puberty and similarly directed by the incest barriers against these persons which have been erected in the meantime.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry"
Bernard Glueck
In the homes of the poor in the slums, parents and children and boarders all sleep in one room indiscriminately, and the world moves back to that primitive communism, in which incest is an everyday affair, and little children learn all the vices there are.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair

Famous quotes with Incest

  • A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing."
    Sir Arnold Bax
  • Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest.
    Jimmy Swaggart
  • Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by patriotism I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
    Erich Fromm
  • Try everything once except incest and folk dancing.
    Sir Thomas Beecham
  • The price for misreading and misinterpreting a woman has become extremely high; divorce battles, custody fights, poisonous interactions, accusations of abuse, incest, harassment, and even rape alongside the everyday unhappiness lead to a need to escape through self-destructive behaviors and addictions. It is "crunch time" for men today. Their personal isolation and dependency on women is greater than ever, while women's anger, withdrawal from relationships with men, and defensive sense of being victimized also are at a peak.
    Herb Goldberg

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