Synonyms for adultery

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-duhl-tuh-ree
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdʌl tə ri

Top 10 synonyms for adultery Other synonyms for the word adultery

Définition of adultery

Origin :
  • "voluntary violation of the marriage bed," c.1300, avoutrie, from Old French avouterie (12c.), noun of condition from avoutre, from Latin adulterare "to corrupt" (see adulteration). Modern spelling, with the re-inserted -d-, is from early 15c. (see ad-).
  • In Middle English, also "sex between husband and wife for recreational purposes; idolatry, perversion, heresy." Classified as single adultery (with an unmarried person) and double adultery (with a married person). Old English word was æwbryce "breach of law(ful marriage)" (cf. German Ehebruch). Adultery Dune in Arizona corresponds to Navajo sei adilehe "adultery sand," where illicit lovers met privately.
  • noun extramarital affair
Example sentences :
  • She told me once that it was better to talk about adultery than to commit it!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • If there are children by this adultery, he will provide for them.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • She often seeks divorce, even when adultery has not taken place.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Like the women in the sack of Ismail, they sit them down and watch for the adultery to begin.
  • Extract from : « 'Charge It' » by Irving Bacheller
  • The party which has been found guilty of adultery is not allowed to marry the partner in guilt.
  • Extract from : « Bulgaria » by Frank Fox
  • Adultery does not of itself entail the dissolution of marriage.
  • Extract from : « Bulgaria » by Frank Fox
  • Adultery is not punishable by the law, nor is it a ground for divorce.
  • Extract from : « An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa » by Abd Salam Shabeeny
  • Fines for adultery and fornication belong to the king, not to the bishop.
  • Extract from : « The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa » by Paul Barron Watson
  • One of those grounds, perhaps the chief one, would be adultery.
  • Extract from : « A Preface to Politics » by Walter Lippmann
  • There is a chapter on Adultery—and who ever did more than flirt with his neighbour's wife?
  • Extract from : « The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 » by Sebastian Brandt

Antonyms for adultery

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