adulterous

[ uh-duhl-ter-uh s ]
/ əˈdʌl tər əs /

adjective

characterized by or involved in adultery; illicit: an adulterous relationship.

Origin of adulterous

1400–50; adulter(y) + -ous; replacing late Middle English avoutrious

Related forms

a·dul·ter·ous·ly, adverbun·a·dul·ter·ous, adjectiveun·a·dul·ter·ous·ly, adverb
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adulterous

/ (əˈdʌltərəs) /

adjective

of, characterized by, or inclined to adultery
an obsolete word for adulterate (def. 2)

Derived Forms

adulterously, adverb
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