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Etymology edit

From transgress +‎ -ive.

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Adjective edit

transgressive (comparative more transgressive, superlative most transgressive)

  1. Involving transgression; that passes beyond some acceptable limit; sinful.
  2. Going beyond generally accepted boundaries; violating usual practice, subversive.
    • 2004, Roger Ebert, P.S. movie review:
      'P.S.' is the second movie in two weeks to use reincarnation as the excuse for transgressive sex.
    • 2022 November 21, Barney Ronay, “Iran’s brave and powerful gesture is a small wonder from a World Cup of woe”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Instead England produced something that felt a little transgressive in this most controlled of stages, tightening their grip in a bruising first half, before freewheeling downhill in the second with their feet up on the handlebars.

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Noun edit

transgressive (plural transgressives)

  1. A form of verb in some languages.
  2. An individual who transgresses, or breaks social rules.

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Adjective edit


  1. feminine singular of transgressif