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adulterer

Line breaks: adul|ter¦er
Pronunciation: /əˈdʌlt(ə)rə
 
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Definition of adulterer in English:

noun

A person who commits adultery.
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.
Synonyms

Origin

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'.

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