[ US /əˈdəɫtɝəs/ ]
[ UK /ɐdˈʌltəɹəs/ ]
  1. characterized by adultery
    extramarital affairs
    the extracurricular activities of a philandering husband
    an adulterous relationship
  2. not faithful to a spouse or lover
    adulterous husbands and wives
    a two-timing boyfriend
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How To Use adulterous In A Sentence

  • Since we conservative Christians (cCs) are quick to question the belief of a person who says they are a Christian but who readily and consciously engages in adulterous behavior, one should not be surprise if cCs question the belief of one who engages in homosexual behavior. Think Progress » Archdiocese responds to controversy over its decision to kick children with lesbian parents out of school.
  • At dusk on July 17, 1996, on a deserted Long Island beach, a man and a woman engage in adulterous sex in front of a video camera. Night Fall: Summary and book reviews of Night Fall by Nelson DeMille.
  • Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance star as a couple whose wordless, adulterous affair descends into paranoia and self-destruction.
  • He skilfully convinces Othello that his wife Desdemona has been adulterous with Cassio.
  • The Republicans were quick to try and get Bill Clinton impeached for infidelity - now they're trying their darnedest to keep their own adulterous politicians in office and downplay it! Steele: Sanford, Ensign affairs 'old news, old school'
  • The veneer of middle-class respectability is laid bare for the cheating, backstabbing and adulterous world it really is in Leslie Darbon's play.
  • Yes ... 'twould be about ten years since she'd dropped Cumming's acquaintance abruptly, and my lurid imagination could conjure up the scene in some silken nest of sin around South Audley Street, circa 1880, Cumming all moustachioed and masterful in his long combinations and my adulterous angel bursting proudly out of her corset as they slanged each other across the crumpled sheets of shame. Watershed
  • Three disconsolate tai-tais, wealthy wives with adulterous husbands, go off to a pleasure palace north of Hong Kong—in other words, on the supposedly puritanical mainland--where they compete for the love of a superstud gigolo. Bullets, Love and Beijing's Heavy Hand
  • he behaved adulterously
  • It turns out that Hermanus is an adulterous hotbed of extramarital affairs.
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