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infidelity

[in-fi-del-i-tee] /ˌɪn fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti/
noun, plural infidelities.
1.
marital disloyalty; adultery.
2.
unfaithfulness; disloyalty.
3.
lack of religious faith, especially Christian faith.
4.
a breach of trust or a disloyal act; transgression.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin infidēlitās, equivalent to infidēli(s) unfaithful (see infidel) + -tās -ty2
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  • His infidelities and divorces call his morals into question, too.
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  • What they do with their own reactions to their partner's infidelities is up to them.
  • Suburban infidelities truly could be the makings of bourgeois tragedy.
British Dictionary definitions for infidelities

infidelity

/ˌɪnfɪˈdɛlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of faith or constancy, esp sexual faithfulness
2.
lack of religious faith; disbelief
3.
an act or instance of disloyalty
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Word Origin and History for infidelities

infidelity

n.

c.1400, "want of faith, unbelief in religion; false belief, paganism;" also (early 15c.) "unfaithfulness or disloyalty to a person" (originally to a sovereign, by 16c. to a lover or spouse), from French infidélité, from Latin infidelitatem (nominative infidelitas) "unfaithfulness, faithlessness," noun of quality from infidelis (see infidel).

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