characterized by or involved in adultery; illicit: an adulterous relationship.

1400–50; adulter(y) + -ous; replacing late Middle English avoutrious

adulterously, adverb
unadulterous, adjective
unadulterously, adverb Unabridged
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adulterous (əˈdʌltərəs)
1.  of, characterized by, or inclined to adultery
2.  an obsolete word for adulterate

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Example sentences
However, it was not a good omen that the day after taking office he was forced
  to admit to a string of adulterous affairs.
In her favour is that conduct counts-so adulterous spouses will be penalised.
There was, instead, a relentless concentration on the adulterous triangle.
Anna begins an adulterous affair with her former lover, and one night the two
  of them meet to spend some time together.
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