adulteress

adulteress
also adultress noun Date: 1577 a woman who commits adultery

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  • Adulteress — A*dul ter*ess, n. [Fem. from L. adulter. Cf. {Advoutress}.] 1. A woman who commits adultery. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) A woman who violates her religious engagements. James iv. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adulteress — (n.) late 14c., avoutresse, agent noun in fem. form from obsolete verb adulter (see ADULTERER (Cf. adulterer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adulteress — [ə dul′tər is, ə dul′tris] n. a woman guilty of adultery …   English World dictionary

  • adulteress — [[t]ədʌ̱ltrɪs[/t]] adulteresses N COUNT An adulteress is a woman who commits adultery. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • adulteress — /euh dul teuhr is, tris/, n. a woman who commits adultery. [1350 1400; ADULTER(ER) + ESS; r. ME avoutresse] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • adulteress — noun A woman or girl who commits adultery. Syn: adulterer …   Wiktionary

  • adulteress — a|dul|ter|ess [əˈdʌltərıs] n a married woman who has sex with a man who is not her husband …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adulteress — a|dul|ter|ess [ ə dʌltərəs ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a married woman who has sex with someone who is not her husband …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adulteress — a dul·ter·ess || rɪs n. woman who commits adultery, woman who has sexual relations with someone other than her spouse a dul·ter·er || rÉ™ n. one who commits adultery, one who has sexual relations with someone other than one s spouse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adulteress — noun (C) old fashioned a married woman who has sex with a man who is not her husband …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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