- marital disloyalty; adultery.
- unfaithfulness; disloyalty.
- lack of religious faith, especially Christian faith.
- a breach of trust or a disloyal act; transgression.
Origin of infidelity
Related Words for infidelitiestreachery, affair, betrayal, duplicity, adultery, cheating, falseness, falsity, unfaithfulness, perfidy, perfidiousness, treason, lewdness, inconstancy, two-timing
Examples from the Web for infidelities
Contemporary Examples of infidelities
Leonard became an obsessive acolyte of Ayn Rand and also indulged in a series of infidelities.‘Crossing the Borders of Time:’ A Mother’s Rekindled Love
May 13, 2012
It has not merely exposed their crimes and infidelities, but brutally ridiculed them.The Intrusive British Press
July 10, 2011
These unhappy dramas usually play out against a background of boredom, profligacy, infidelities, divorces, drinking and so forth.Why Rich People Are So Miserable
November 21, 2008
Historical Examples of infidelities
So may our soul repay her debt to God for her past infidelities.The Golden Fountain
I was flying from the danger of my own infidelities, not to save my husband from his.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Do not blame me for infidelities committed before I knew you, Anglique!The Golden Dog
We hear on all sides of the infidelities she permitted herself.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
George, by the way, hasn't the remotest idea of "Bert's" infidelities.Passing By
- lack of faith or constancy, esp sexual faithfulness
- lack of religious faith; disbelief
- an act or instance of disloyalty
Word Origin and History for infidelities
c.1400, "want of faith, unbelief in religion; false belief, paganism;" also (early 15c.) "unfaithfulness or disloyalty to a person" (originally to a sovereign, by 16c. to a lover or spouse), from French infidélité, from Latin infidelitatem (nominative infidelitas) "unfaithfulness, faithlessness," noun of quality from infidelis (see infidel).