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

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Examples of extramarital in a Sentence

she had several extramarital affairs with coworkers

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The National Enquirer published a story revealing that Bezos had been having an extramarital affair with Sanchez for eight months. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez: Inside Their Relationship," 8 Feb. 2019 The press had previously ignored covering past presidents’ and politicians’ extramarital affairs, but this era ended with Hart’s story. Kate Klausner, Vogue, "Hugh Jackman Trades Wolverine for Politics at Last Night’s Premiere of The Front Runner," 31 Oct. 2018 The film retells the true story of Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988, which was thrown off course when he was caught having an extramarital affair. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Molly Ephraim Cast in First Major Role Since 'Last Man Standing' Exit," 27 Oct. 2018 It has been known for a decade that Moore, who died in 2003, was bisexual and had a long extramarital affair that began when a young man came to him for counseling. David Crary, The Seattle Times, "Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation," 15 Oct. 2018 Trump and Cohen have admitted that Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 just before the election to buy her silence about her extramarital relationship with Trump in 2005. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "In hiring Michael Cohen, AT&T betrays a complicated relationship with Trump," 9 May 2018 That’s part of a text message (including typos) sent to a friend in July 2017 by a young woman, then 21, with whom police say ex-Farmington town council member Jon Landry had a secret extramarital affair for years. Jon Lender, courant.com, "State Police Probe Domestic Violence Claim Against Landry By Young Woman In Secret Affair," 13 July 2018 Alex Molinaroli, former chief of Johnson Controls, which slashed his bonus by $1 million in 2014 for failing to disclose an extramarital affair. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "The Lesson from Intel: Times Are Changing, Even at the Top," 22 June 2018 Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team last summer when questions were raised about the texts between him and Page, who were having an extramarital affair. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "DOJ OIG on Comey, Clinton email investigation: OMG LOL," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of extramarital

1925, in the meaning defined above

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extramarital

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of extramarital

: happening outside of a marriage

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