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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-duhl-ter-er]
    • /əˈdʌl tər ər/
    • /əˈdʌl.tə.rər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-duhl-ter-er]
    • /əˈdʌl tər ər/

Definitions of adulterer word

  • countable noun adulterer An adulterer is someone who commits adultery. 3
  • noun adulterer a person who has committed adultery 3
  • noun adulterer a person (esp. a man) guilty of adultery 3
  • noun adulterer a person who commits adultery. 1
  • noun adulterer unfaithful spouse 1

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Origin of adulterer

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; earlier adulter adulterer (< Latin, back formation from adulterāre to defile; see adulterate) + -er1; replacing Middle English avouter, avoutrer < Old French < Latin

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Parts of speech for Adulterer


adulterer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adulterer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adulterer

noun adulterer

  • gallant — brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
  • flirt — to court triflingly or act amorously without serious intentions; play at love; coquet.
  • debaucher — to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.
  • loverSamuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
  • operator — a person who operates a machine, apparatus, or the like: a telegraph operator.

Antonyms for adulterer

noun adulterer

  • faithful — strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.

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