Noun Adulterer Definition and Examples







A person who commits adultery.
  1. 'Infidelity is likewise immoral, but do we really want to throw adulterers in jail?'
  2. 'As long as the adulterer was discreet and the wife either didn't know what was going on or was willing to pretend she didn't know, everybody else also pretended not to know.'
  3. 'Contemporary chroniclers mainly describe her as an adulterer and temptress.'
  4. 'In Jean Renoir's magnificent, near morbid class structure comedy The Rules of the Game, we learn that the most insular of communities, the supposedly noble aristocracy, is filled with liars, cheats, and unabashed adulterers.'
  5. 'For example, the piece on adultery dealt with the son of an adulterer… and on how much the sins of the father had blighted his life and his relationships with other people.'
  6. 'The film shows LaBute's low opinion of the relations between the sexes, but Marber's four criss-crossing adulterers are simply fickle and valueless, rather than possessing the conscious cruelty of LaBute's males.'
  7. 'Legislators stopped short of making adultery illegal but will consider making adulterers liable to compensate their spouses in divorce settlements.'
  8. 'All it would prove is that he was an adulterer who often cheated on his wife.'
  9. 'As the law of 1580 prescribed a penalty of 50 years of banishment for adulterers, he was apparently convicted of adultery rather than incest.'
((n.) A man who commits adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.|--|(n.) A man who violates his religious covenant.|--|)


1. a person who commits adultery.


"adulterers can be instead of things."

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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