adulterous

adjective adul·ter·ous \ ə-ˈdəl-t(ə-)rəs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adulterous

: relating to, characterized by, or given to adultery
  • an adulterous affair
  • an adulterous wife

adulterously

adverb

Examples of adulterous in a Sentence

  1. had an adulterous affair that nearly destroyed his marriage

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Origin and Etymology of adulterous

alteration (conformed to Latin adulter "impure, given to adultery") of earlier advouterous, going back to Middle English advouterose, from avowter "given to adultery" (borrowed from Anglo-French avuiltre, avoutre, going back to Latin adulter) + -ous -ous, -ose 1-ose — more at adulterer

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adulterous

adjective adul·ter·ous \ ə-ˈdəl-tə-rəs \

legal Definition of adulterous

: relating to, characterized by, or given to adultery

adulterously

adverb


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