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Synonyms of fornication in English:


  • formal the punishment for fornication was flogging
    extramarital sex, extramarital relations, adultery, infidelity, unfaithfulness, cuckoldry;
    affair, liaison, sexual intercourse, sex, intercourse, sexual relations, coupling
    informal hanky-panky, a bit on the side, bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
    South African informal pata-pata
    archaic carnal knowledge, congress, commerce
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