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Definition of "adulteress" []

  • A woman who commits adultery. See Usage Note at -ess. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adulteress" in a sentence
  • "The sin of the adulteress is not the less sinful for the gaiety of the adulterer."
  • "The adulteress is here called the strange woman, because no man that has any wisdom or goodness in him will have any acquaintance with her; she is to be shunned by every Israelite as if she were a heathen, and a stranger to that sacred commonwealth."
  • "But Zoe soon justified the Roman maxim, that every adulteress is capable of poisoning her husband; and the death of"