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Definition of TRANSGRESSIVE

  • Involving a violation of accepted or imposed boundaries, esp. those of social acceptability
  • Of or relating to fiction, cinematography, or art in which orthodox cultural, moral, and artistic boundaries are challenged by the representation of unconventional behavior and the use of experimental forms
  • (of a stratum) Overlapping others unconformably, esp. as a result of marine transgression
  • of the nature of a transgression [adj TRANSGRESSIVELY]