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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Anything's better than endless misery, disgrace, unfaithfulness!" With despair in his heart and bitter anger against all men, against himself, against her, he went out of the hotel and drove to her house.
"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.
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."
They admonish, warn and even punish their innocent partners for the imaginary unfaithfulness. Because the community is sympathetic to the sick person, people may join him in accusing the innocent partner of being insensitive and tormenting the sick.
Therefore, perceived unfaithfulness may indeed contain some kernel of truth in male faces," the scientists wrote.
"You were in drink and uttered deeply insulting words towards her, accusing her of unfaithfulness with a mutual friend," Judge Phillip Parker QC told the defendant.
"She wants some reassurance about their future," added the insider, who said Lopez doesn't believe the rumors about her 43-year-old ex's unfaithfulness. "She wants their marriage to last and loves Alex, but with three divorces under her belt, she's fully aware that sometimes the fairytale ending doesn't happen."
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Samuel is seeking the dissolution of their marriage on the grounds of waywardness, lack of contentment, lack of respect, unfaithfulness, adamant to correction and quarrel by his wife.
In my experience working with couples, many say that financial unfaithfulness is just as bad as physical infidelity.
However, despite proclamations from the President that he is a 'socialist,' the government has opted to cancel the talks, citing the unfaithfulness of the communist groups to the peace process.
But when it comes to Beth, she is immediately enamored with the danger that comes with their new lives, getting herself more involved to take her mind of her husband's unfaithfulness.