adulterous

[uh-duhl-ter-uh s]
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Origin of adulterous

1400–50; adulter(y) + -ous; replacing late Middle English avoutrious
Related formsa·dul·ter·ous·ly, adverbun·a·dul·ter·ous, adjectiveun·a·dul·ter·ous·ly, adverb
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adulterous

adjective
  1. of, characterized by, or inclined to adultery
  2. an obsolete word for adulterate (def. 2)
Derived Formsadulterously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adulterous
adj.

c.1400, avoutrious "addicted to adultery," from obsolete verb adulter (see adulterer) + -ous.

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