unfaithfulness


unfaithfulness

adjective

  1. not faithful; false to duty, obligation, or promises; faithless; disloyal.
  2. not sexually faithful to a spouse or lover.
  3. not accurate or complete; inexact: an unfaithful translation.
  4. Obsolete. unbelieving; infidel.

adjective

  1. not true to a promise, vow, etc
  2. not true to a wife, husband, lover, etc, esp in having sexual intercourse with someone else
  3. inaccurate; inexact; unreliable; untrustworthyunfaithful copy
  4. obsolete not having religious faith; infidel
  5. obsolete not upright; dishonest

adj.mid-14c., “acting falsely,” from un- (1) “not” + faithful. In Middle English it also had a sense of “infidel, unbelieving, irreligious” (late 14c.). Sense of “not faithful in marriage” is attested from 1828. Related: Unfaithfully; unfaithfulness.

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