Definition of extramarital in US English:



  • (especially of sexual relations) occurring outside marriage.

    ‘an extramarital affair’
    • ‘Most of the research on extramarital sex has focused on the prediction of infidelity and the identification of specific risk factors.’
    • ‘The husband admitted to having had a number of extramarital affairs during the marriage.’
    • ‘The extramarital relationship was cited in the couple's divorce proceedings.’
    • ‘Visiting relationships and extramarital relationships are prevalent, and the number of divorces is growing.’
    • ‘At the time, the mayor was perceived as having an extramarital relationship.’
    • ‘The landlady suspected his deception, and refused to allow extramarital relations in her establishment.’
    • ‘The second case described a couple who had been dealing with an on-going extramarital affair.’
    • ‘The integrity of the relationship has been destroyed through the extramarital affair.’
    • ‘She is not in an extramarital relationship, but has friends who are.’
    • ‘Serials in which extramarital relations and marital problems are shown, tend to have a worse effect on the psyche of a child.’
    • ‘He nearly lost his marriage amid reports of extramarital affairs.’
    • ‘One kind of extramarital affair revolves around sexual addiction.’
    • ‘Several of the union workers who had cheered him said the governor's sexual orientation and extramarital affair were of no concern to them.’
    • ‘The marriage has to be consummated before an extramarital affair becomes adultery.’
    • ‘While we're on the subject, though, let's finesse a few points about cheating / extramarital crushes.’
    • ‘I think Scott has hurt himself in that he was having an extramarital relationship.’
    • ‘I know some people who have extramarital affairs or who live together outside of wedlock.’
    • ‘For example, Reiss proposes that the Swedish rate of extramarital coitus is lower than the U.S. rate.’
    • ‘A questionnaire including marital status, extramarital relations and medical history was used to exclude subjects from the study group.’
    unfaithful, faithless, disloyal, untrue, inconstant, fickle, flighty, unreliable, untrustworthy, false, false-hearted, deceiving, deceitful, treacherous, traitorous
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