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1. Exceeding a limit or boundary, especially of social acceptability.
2. Of or relating to a genre of fiction, filmmaking, or art characterized by graphic depictions of behavior that violate socially acceptable norms, often involving violence, drug use, and sexual deviancy.
3. Of or relating to geological transgression.
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going beyond acceptable boundaries of taste, convention, or the law: transgressive art; transgressive pursuits.
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transgressive[trænzˈgrɛsɪv] adj (formal) [behaviour, act] → transgressif/ive
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