- Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse: she was committing adultery with a much younger manMore example sentences
unfaithfulness, infidelity, falseness, disloyalty, unchastity, cuckoldry, extramarital sex, extramarital relations; affair, liaison, intrigue, amour, entanglement, flirtation• informal cheating, two-timing, fooling around, playing around, playing the field, carryings-on, hanky-panky, a bit on the side• formal fornication
- You could hook up with someone else, but that would be adultery and adultery is wrong.
- The marriage has to be consummated before an extramarital affair becomes adultery.
- However, it has been held that the petitioner need not find it intolerable to live with the respondent because of his adultery.
late 15th century: from the obsolete noun adulter, from Latin adulter 'adulterer', replacing an earlier form avoutrie, from Old French avouterie.