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adulterous

[uh-duhl-ter-uh s] /əˈdʌl tər əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or involved in adultery; illicit:
an adulterous relationship.
Origin of adulterous
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; adulter(y) + -ous; replacing late Middle English avoutrious
Related forms
adulterously, adverb
unadulterous, adjective
unadulterously, adverb
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adulterous

/əˈdʌltərəs/
adjective
1.
of, characterized by, or inclined to adultery
2.
an obsolete word for adulterate (sense 2)
Derived Forms
adulterously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adulterous
adj.

c.1400, avoutrious "addicted to adultery," from obsolete verb adulter (see adulterer) + -ous.

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