adulterine

adjective adul·ter·ine \ ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrīn , -ˌrēn \

Definition of adulterine

1 a : marked by adulteration : spurious
b : illegal
2 : born of adultery

Examples of adulterine in a Sentence

  1. adulterine fiction often portrays the illicit lovers sympathetically

Origin and Etymology of adulterine

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French adulterin, borrowed from Latin adulterīnus, from adulter adulterer + -īnus 1-ine


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