unfaithfulness


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un·faith·ful

 (ŭn-fāth′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Not adhering to promises, obligations, or allegiances; disloyal. See Synonyms at faithless.
b. Breaking trust in a marriage or relationship by having sexual relations with someone other than one's spouse or sexual partner.
2. Not justly representing or reflecting the facts or a primary source; inaccurate: an account that was unfaithful to what really happened; a translation that was unfaithful to the original.

un·faith′ful·ly adv.
un·faith′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithfulunfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful  
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
faithlessness, fickleness, inconstancy, falseness - unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
disloyalty - the quality of being disloyal
faithfulness, fidelity - the quality of being faithful

unfaithfulness

noun
Translations

unfaithfulness

[ˈʌnˈfeɪθfʊlnɪs] Ninfidelidad f

unfaithfulness

n
(of wife, husband, lover)Untreue f; (of friend, servant)Treulosigkeit f
(of translation, description)Ungenauigkeit f
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As to your heart," continued she in tones of encouragement, "I am quite sure that must have been disposed of long ago, to some princess who is well worthy of it, and I could not think of being the cause of your unfaithfulness to her.
Adam," she went on, "you wouldn't desire that we should seek a good through any unfaithfulness to the light that is in us; you wouldn't believe that could be a good.
An increase could mean that they are guilty, and are therefore trying to make up for their unfaithfulness by showing you more affection than usual.
By the end of Act Three, however, their combined lives have passed through separation, unrequited love, desertion, unfaithfulness, abuse and repeated abandonment.
It can be attributed to the lack of awareness and misconception of the basic purposes of marriage, absence of family culture, lack of religious principles, unwillingness to take up responsibility and unfaithfulness towards the spouse.
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of unfaithfulness to his wife, Elin Nordegren.
These days, however, we're slightly more open-minded, and the enchanting themes of unfaithfulness, deception and emotional outpourings are considered more palatable, warranting Cosi a place on the International Operabase as the 14th most frequently performed opera in the world.
Online communication with a third person about current relationship problems to obtain relief, expression of the negative feelings for the partner easily and gaining an appreciation from the other person, and monotony of sexual life among couples may drive a person to cybersex, pornography or unfaithfulness (12,13); or cybersex and unfaithfulness may occur as a result of internet addiction.
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The plot continues to enchant audiences even today since it grapples with the timeless issues of love and unfaithfulness, reason and emotion, which co-exist in a comic story where deception entwines with the truth and the facade co-exists with the face.
In this sense, dual belonging is not a conversion to another religion or a new, synthetic religion, and need not entail any repudiation of or unfaithfulness to prior, enduring commitments.