What do you call a person who is against incest? I have tried asking Google numerous times, each time coming out empty handed. There seems to be lots of difficulty looking up that specific word. I'm doing a school research assignment on attraction and I wanted a more sufficient word to use instead of a sentence. (ex:" people who are against incest").Basically ,I wanted one word to shorten that. And if you are wondering, some people are actually okay with incest, so instead of putting an "all" on that tidbit I've decided to put a "some".

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    You may safely assume for rhetorical purposes that everyone is against incest. So terms such as "people," "society," "the citizenry," etc., will convey the meaning.
    – user31341
    Feb 23, 2017 at 18:34
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    Something like "normal" would probably work too.
    – Hellion
    Feb 23, 2017 at 19:30
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    – 1006a
    Feb 23, 2017 at 19:40
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    Why would you want a word for that? I can't even.
    – NVZ
    Feb 23, 2017 at 20:07
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    Tonepoet beat me to it. If there is a specific word, the context would be needed to understand what you mean by "against".
    – fixer1234
    Feb 23, 2017 at 20:58

2 Answers 2


Take pro and anti as prefixes to imply approval and disapproval, respectively.

Anti-incest -- Wiktionary

adj. Opposed to incest and incesters


Incest critics and those tolerant of incest or those who tolerate incest.

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    Incest is unlawful contact between kin too close to legally marry. So it is a legal thing and moreover one which varies dramatically by jurisdiction. Cousin marriage for example is not incest save where prohibited by law.
    – tchrist
    Feb 24, 2017 at 6:16

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