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trans·gres·sive

 (trăns-grĕs′ĭv, trănz-)
adj.
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.

trans·gres′sive·ly adv.

transgressive

(ˌtrænzˈɡrɛsɪv)
adj
going beyond acceptable boundaries of taste, convention, or the law: transgressive art; transgressive pursuits.
transˈgressively adv
Translations

transgressive

[trænzˈgrɛsɪv] adj (formal) [behaviour, act] → transgressif/ive
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"His pungent, transgressive, slightly out-of-control talent was something the BBC could ill afford to lose" - Former BBC director-general Mark Thompson on presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who left the Corporation after punching a Top Gear colleague.
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