American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to, inclined to, or marked by adultery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characterized by adultery; given to adultery.
- Illicit: said of combinations or relations of any kind.
- Spurious; corrupt; adulterated: as, “forged and adulterous stuff,” Casaubon, Of Credulity (trans.), p. 297.
- adj. Of, or characterized by adultery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Guilty of, or given to, adultery; pertaining to adultery; illicit.
- adj. obsolete, obsolete Characterized by adulteration; spurious.
- adj. not faithful to a spouse or lover
- adj. characterized by adultery
“The term adulterous, I conceive, may chiefly relate to the Jews, who being nationally espoused to God by covenant, every sin of theirs was in a peculiar manner spiritual adultery.”
“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.”
“In particular, engaging in adulterous/cheating relationship will result in a disturbed and an unfocused mind, vulnerable to bribery as one will be more intent to hide the wrong relationship.”
“The book also documents the family feud over the poet's brother's long-term adulterous affair which divided the family, and after Emily Dickinson's death, extended into a feud over her legacy and the publication of her poems.”
“The book is also about Dickinson's brother's long-term adulterous affair, which led to a feud within the family that carried over into a fight over Emily Dickinson's poems and her legacy after her death.”
“Author of the anti-abortion Hyde Amendment, Rep. Henry Hyde pleaded "youthful indiscretion" regarding his long-term adulterous affair in his '40s.”
“The leadership of the family values Right is hopelessly compromised by its long-term adulterous affair with the Republican Party.”
“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.”
“That nation and generation might be called adulterous literally; for what else, I beseech you, was their irreligious polygamy than continual adultery?”
“Here evil characterized as adulterous has actually come to a place of leadership in the Church.”
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