adulterous behavior

(redirected from adulterous)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

adulterous behavior

Actions that bely not only an unfaithfulness to one's spouse, but also a propensity toward deceit and licentiousness in general. I suspect that Ollie has been engaging in adulterous behavior recently. I wonder if his husband has picked up on it.
See also: behavior
References in periodicals archive ?
The affair coincided with the Lewinsky scandal and Rev Jackson's unofficial position as adviser to President Clinton on his adulterous fling with the White House intern.
Husbands were to divorce and then publicly prosecute adulterous wives, or risk a legal charge of pandering; the woman's penalty was exile and loss of half her property.
While his location of the roots of such stories in various Ovidian traditions of adulterous or tragic love and in the Boccaccian discourse on love as an ineluctable natural appetite is correct as far as it goes, the stories' social dynamic is largely neglected.
The settlers wore bright clothing, they often drank heavily, believed in witches, had pre-marital sex and adulterous affairs, and committed both petty and serious crimes against their neighbors.
She and Clive Owen (right, with Aniston) star as executives who embark on an adulterous affair, only to be viciously attacked by a man who breaks into their hotel room.
This time, they're investigating the suspicious death of a soon-to-be-wed teenager, and uncover a sordid tale of adulterous affairs.
exposed last week as engaging in an adulterous affair .
How can the hearsay of an adulterous husband with such a clear conflict of interest lead to a state-sanctioned execution by starvation?
Most cases involve men over 50 who used their new lease of sexual life to start adulterous affairs with younger women.
The damning disclosure comes as his wife Maxine's night of adulterous drunken passion with Dr Matt Ramsden comes to light months after the event.
A mother jailed for life for murdering the teenage daughter she believed had insulted the honour of their family with her adulterous pregnancy yesterday lost her Appeal Court bid for freedom.
One of the raunchiest shows on TV, it contains steamy bedroom scenes, back-stabbing, virtual nudity, and multiple adulterous affairs.
The consequences often involved brutal public beatings, but Engel finds that in conflicts resulting from lengthy separation, even if peasants did not condone a woman's adulterous behavior, "their beliefs about women's unruly nature and the need for male supervision often made them more understanding of it.
It just so happens that the journalist and the prominent columnist were rumored to have carried on a torrid, adulterous affair a few years back.
Described by Lyne as "an erotic thriller about the body language of guilt," "Unfaithful" centers on Gere and Lane as a couple living in the New York city suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.