adulterine

[uh-duhl-tuh-reen, -tuh-rahyn]

adjective

characterized by adulteration; spurious.
born of adultery.
of or involving adultery.

Origin of adulterine

1535–45; < Latin adulterīnus, equivalent to adulter adulterer, counterfeiter (see adulterer) + -īnus -ine1
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adulterine

adjective

of or made by adulteration; fake
conceived in adulteryan adulterine child
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