A person who commits adultery.
More example sentences
- By the late eighteenth century, New England law enforcers arrested few fornicators or adulterers, though premarital and extramarital sex had hardly disappeared.
- ‘Strike the adulteress and the adulterer one hundred times’ may seem harsh but it is certainly not sexist.
- In War and Peace, the two chief couples achieve in marriage the supreme happiness that the adulterers and other lovers cannot; their initial erotic transports fade into comfortable habit but remain the basis of a solid and lasting love.
philanderer, deceiver, womanizer, ladies' man, playboy, Don Juan, Casanova, Lothario, Romeo, seducer, libertine, rake, reprobate, wanton, profligate, lecher, debauchee, sinner
dated gay dog, rip, blood
early 16th century: from the obsolete verb adulter 'commit adultery', from Latin adulterare 'debauch, corrupt', replacing an earlier Middle English noun avouterer, from Old French avoutrer 'commit adultery'.