extramarital

adjective
ex·​tra·​mar·​i·​tal | \ ˌek-strə-ˈmer-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce extramarital (audio) , -ˈma-rə- \

Definition of extramarital

: of, relating to, or being sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse : adulterous an extramarital affair

Examples of extramarital in a Sentence

she had several extramarital affairs with coworkers
Recent Examples on the Web During my own extramarital affair, I was possessed by a similar recklessness. Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Holland's testimony bolsters the prosecution's allegations that Jennifer and James Crumbley ignored their troubled son and instead focused on their own needs, including having extramarital affairs and taking care of their horses. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2022 McDonald said in December court filings that the couple had extramarital affairs while their son was struggling mentally, according to the Detroit Free Press. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 5 Feb. 2022 While their son was struggling, his parents spent several hours a night, three to four nights a week, at a barn caring for their horses and that one of the parents was having extramarital affairs, prosecutors alleged. Kelly Mccleary And Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 7 Jan. 2022 Also in 2015, following the apparent hack of the extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison, Duggar was revealed to have frequented the site. NBC News, 9 Dec. 2021 But that all seemed to fade after he was indicted on an invasion-of-privacy charge in February 2018 in St. Louis, accused of taking a compromising photo of his hairstylist without her consent during a 2015 extramarital affair. Brian Slodysko, chicagotribune.com, 22 Mar. 2022 As Melinda flaunts her extramarital dalliances in her husband's face, Vic remains seemingly composed, if boiling with jealousy inside. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 On Lin's calls with the private investigator, Lin floated the idea of creating a scandal about the congressional candidate, such as accusing him of stealing or having an extramarital affair. Katelyn Polantz, CNN, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of extramarital

1925, in the meaning defined above

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3 May 2022

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“Extramarital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extramarital. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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