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Adultery vs. Infidelity

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Main Difference

The main difference between Adultery and Infidelity is that the Adultery is a type of extramarital sex and Infidelity is a cheating, adultery, or having an affair.

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  • Adultery (noun)

    Sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse.

    "She engaged in adultery because her spouse has a low libido, while hers is very high."

  • Adultery (noun)

    Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Faithlessness in religion.

  • Adultery (noun)

    The fine and penalty formerly imposed for the offence of adultery.

  • Adultery (noun)

    The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Adulteration; corruption.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Injury; degradation; ruin.

  • Adultery (noun)

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  • Infidelity (noun)

    Unfaithfulness in a marriage or an intimate relationship: practice or instance of having a sexual or romantic affair with someone other than one's spouse, without the consent of the spouse.

  • Infidelity (noun)

    Unfaithfulness in some other moral obligation.

  • Infidelity (noun)

    Lack of religious belief.

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  • Adultery (noun)

    The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Adulteration; corruption.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.

  • Adultery (noun)

    The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.

  • Adultery (noun)

    The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.

  • Adultery (noun)

    Injury; degradation; ruin.

  • Infidelity (noun)

    Lack of faith or belief in some religious system; especially, a lack of faith in, or disbelief of, the inspiration of the Scriptures, of the divine origin of Christianity.

  • Infidelity (noun)

    Unfaithfulness to the marriage vow or contract; violation of the marriage covenant by adultery.

  • Infidelity (noun)

    Breach of trust; unfaithfulness to a charge, or to moral obligation; treachery; deceit; as, the infidelity of a servant.

Webster Dictionary
  • Adultery (noun)

    extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations;

    "adultery is often cited as grounds for divorce"

  • Infidelity (noun)

    the quality of being unfaithful

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