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in·fi·del·i·ty

infidelity

 
 
pronunciation:
In f de lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: infidelities
definition 1: unfaithfulness, esp. to marital vows; adultery.
Infidelity has long been grounds for divorce.
antonyms:
fidelity
similar words:
adultery
definition 2: an act or the practice of such unfaithfulness.
She already knew of her husband's many infidelities.
similar words:
adultery
definition 3: lack of adherence to the Christian or Muslim religious faith.
Word Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)infidelity alleged, casual, chronic, disruptive, emotional, faithful, female, financial, imagined, male, marital, mutual, romantic, sexual, upset
verb + (n.)infidelity accuse, admit, blame, challenge, confess, divorce, engage, investigate, recover, survive, suspect, view
(n.)infidelity + verb anger, cheat, commit, elicit, evidence, hurt, imply, occur, upset
noun + (n.)infidelity Help abuse, accusation, act, alcohol, allegation, anger, behavior, charge, definition, depressive, divorce, effect, fidelity, husband, intrigue, love, marriage, mate, partner, race, relationship, rumor, sex, spouse, symptom, tale, tolerance, type, wife  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
The word infidelity contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.
fid Latin root that means faith, trust