adulterous adulterous  /ə ˈdəl tə rəs/


  1. (adj) characterized by adultery
  2. (adj) not faithful to a spouse or lover


  1. It was an invention of the Hallmark-card poets or Hollywood scriptwriters or, in one theory, medieval troubadours extolling the adulterous love of a knight for a lady.
  2. His time-traveling into the future also allows Clare to have an adulterous affair with her own husband.
  3. As incarnated so beautifully by two actors who can suggest worlds without words, the pair have all the wariness and guilt of adulterous lovers.


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  1. "Mr. Peterson has consistently been portrayed as an adulterous fertilizer salesman ...... an outsider to Northern California," Geragos added.
    on May 3, 2004 By: Mark Geragos Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "I'll be plain with you. I was a jerk," Simien said. "I was an arrogant, self-centered, adulterous guy. As a college student I had everything that the world says there is to make you happy. I had the fame. I had an NBA contract waiting for...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Wayne Simien Source: KUsports

  3. "54 percent of men in one study who'd been adulterous said they were perfectly happy with their wife," Fisher says, compared to only 36 percent of women. "Women are more likely to go out when they're looking for something else -- they're...
    on Feb 25, 2010 By: Helen Fisher Source: Asylum (blog)

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