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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adultery:

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Synonyms of the noun adultery

Equivalent words for the noun adultery:

  1. fornication (11 letter word, the longest synonym for adultery)
    • plural: fornications
    • related terms: fornical, fornicate

Equivalent phrase for the noun adultery:

  1. criminal conversation (21 characters phrase, the longest phrasal synonym for adultery)

Hypernyms of the noun adultery

More generic phrases for the noun adultery:

  1. criminal congress (17 character phrase)
  2. extramarital sex (16 character phrase)
  3. free love (9 character phrase)
    • related term: free lover
  4. unlawful carnal knowledge (25 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for adultery)

Related words for the term adultery, that have fewer characters:

  1. affair (6 letter word)
  2. amour (5 letter word)
    • related terms: inamour, amourette, amourist
  3. ass (3 letter word)
    • related terms: Assage, assess, assify, assish, assist, Assless, asslike, assure, assate, assise, assize, assent, assation, assman, assmanship, Assward
  4. balling (7 letter word)
    • related terms: ballade, ballard, balldom, balletic, ballism, ballist, bally, ballate, baller, ballant
  5. climax (6 letter word)
    • inflections: climaxed, climaxing, climaxes
    • related terms: disclimax, postclimax, preclimax, subclimax, Climaxless
  6. coition (7 letter word)
    • related term: coitional
  7. coitus (6 letter word)
  8. copula (6 letter word)
    • related terms: copulation, copulative
  9. incest (6 letter word)
  10. liaison (7 letter word)
  11. mating (6 letter word)
    • related terms: amating, amative, unmating, unmature, mismating, outmating, premating, premature, matehood, mateless, mateship, mature, matey, mater, mately
  12. meat (4 letter word)
  13. onanism (7 letter word)
    • related term: onanist
  14. orgasm (6 letter word)
  15. ovum (4 letter word)
  16. romance (7 letter word)
    • inflections: romanced, romancing, romances
    • related terms: Cyberromance, outromance, Photo-Romance, romancist, romancy, romancer
  17. sex (3 letter word)
  18. sperm (5 letter word)
    • related terms: spermic, spermine, spermism, spermist, Spermlike, spermy, spermous, spermation
  19. venery (6 letter word)
    • related terms: avenery, convenery, venerial

Related words for the term adultery, that have the same number of characters:

  1. commerce (8 letter word)
  2. congress (8 letter word)
    • inflections: congressed, congressing, congresses
    • related terms: pre-Congress, congressist, congresser, congressman, congresswoman, congressive
  3. coupling (8 letter word)
  4. diddling (8 letter word)
    • related terms: condiddling, diddly, diddler
  5. intimacy (8 letter word)
  6. intrigue (8 letter word)
    • inflections: intrigued, intriguing, intrigues
    • related terms: counterintrigue, intriguery, intriguess, intriguer, intriguant
  7. pareunia (8 letter word)
  8. screwing (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unscrewing, unscrewable, screwage, screwish, screwless, screwlike, screwship, screwy, screwable, screwer, screwman, screwwise
  9. triangle (8 letter word)
    • related terms: foretriangle, triangler
  10. Adultary (8 letter word)
  11. Adultury (8 letter word)

Related words for the term adultery, that have more characters:

  1. aphrodisia (10 letter word)
    • related term: anaphrodisia
  2. cohabitation (12 letter word)
  3. concubinage (11 letter word)
  4. connection (10 letter word)
  5. copulation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: retrocopulation, retrocopulant, copulable, copulate, copulative
  6. cuckoldry (9 letter word)
  7. entanglement (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unentanglement, unentangler, disentanglement, disentangler, Hydroentanglement, interentanglement, entangler
  8. flirtation (10 letter word)
    • related term: flirtatious
  9. infidelity (10 letter word)
    • related terms: infidelic, infidelism, infidelize, infidelly
  10. intercourse (11 letter word)
    • related term: preintercourse
  11. lovemaking (10 letter word)
  12. procreation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: procreator, procreative
  13. relations (9 letter word)
    • related terms: correlations, correlate, correlation, correlative, interrelations, interrelate, interrelation, relatable, relater, relator, relation, relative
  14. unfaithfulness (14 letter word)
    • related term: unfaithful
  15. Adulterer (9 letter word)
    • related terms: adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterous, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration
  16. Adulteress (10 letter word)
  17. Adulterous (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unadulterous, unadulterate, unadulteration, adultress, adulterine, adultery, adulterate, adulterer, adulterize, adulterant, adulteration

Related phrase for the term adultery, that has fewer characters:

  1. sex act (7 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term adultery, that have more characters:

  1. act of love (11 character phrase)
  2. adulterous affair (17 character phrase)
  3. carnal knowledge (16 character phrase)
  4. coitus interruptus (18 character phrase)
  5. eternal triangle (16 character phrase)
  6. extracurricular sex (19 character phrase)
  7. extramarital relations (22 character phrase)
  8. forbidden love (14 character phrase)
  9. illicit love (12 character phrase)
  10. love affair (11 character phrase)
  11. making it with (14 character phrase)
  12. marital relations (17 character phrase)
    • related term: premarital relations
  13. marriage act (12 character phrase)
  14. premarital relations (20 character phrase)
  15. premarital sex (14 character phrase)
  16. romantic tie (12 character phrase)
  17. sexual climax (13 character phrase)
  18. sexual commerce (15 character phrase)
  19. sexual congress (15 character phrase)
  20. sexual intercourse (18 character phrase)
  21. sexual relations (16 character phrase)
  22. sexual union (12 character phrase)
  23. sleeping with (13 character phrase)
  24. Sexual infidelity (17 character phrase)

Other related terms for the term adultery:

  1. free-lovism (11 character term)
  2. hanky-panky (11 character term)

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