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1. The practice of accepting payment in exchange for sexual relations; prostitution.
a. Unlawful sexual relations.
b. Promiscuous sex.
3. Bible Unfaithfulness to God; idolatry.

[Middle English hordom, from Old Norse hōrdōmr; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. the activity of whoring or state of being a whore
2. (Theology) a biblical word for idolatry
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(ˈhɔr dəm, ˈhoʊr-; often ˈhʊər-)

1. the act or practice of whoring.
2. (in the Bible) idolatry.
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Bible. the worship of idols instead of God; idolatry.
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the act or practice of prostitution.
See also: Sex
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whoredom - offering sexual intercourse for paywhoredom - offering sexual intercourse for pay
vice crime - a vice that is illegal
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References in classic literature ?
Well, let her life have been what it would then, it was certain that my life was very uneasy to me; for I lived, as I have said, but in the worst sort of whoredom, and as I could expect no good of it, so really no good issue came of it, and all my seeming prosperity wore off, and ended in misery and destruction.
Caraboi, A., and Fierbinteanu, Cristina (2013), "Aspects of Whoredom Phenomenon in Bucharest during 2013-2014," Geopolitics, History, and International Relations 1: 339-358.
Further interpretation of the whoredom of Duessa in the Orgoglio canto also leads one to recognize critiques of the Catholic Mass in The Faerie Queene.
What she sees as an apt metaphor for her son's formidable strength and single-mindedness in battle, he with his reductive code of aristocratic "honesty" can interpret only as socioeconomic abasement, and with it, emasculation and whoredom. (39)
In due course, he clarified that the initial insult of Jewish whoredom was a warranted description of those who had forsaken proper devotion to God in favor of material gains.
(8) Breaking a mirror can serve as a form of image magic that attempts expiation or punishment for the behavior reflected in the mirror's surface, but Richard's breaking of the mirror also links him to these images of whoredom and vanity, further demonizing the King by feminizing him.
All is well until he is told that Tamar is "with child by whoredom." He then orders that she be burnt!
Drunkenness, Whoredom, Cursing, Swearing, bold and open Atheism,"
If our nation can go into frenzies over so-called "racist" name-calling, how can it not condemn that far greater to oppression of women feeling there's no option but whoredom?
In Lance's skewed meditations on sexuality and sexual permissiveness--what he calls the "whoredom of America"--he sets up an either/or dichotomy.
It is harsh in the world, whoredom rife - an axe age, a sword age - shields are riven - a wind age, a wolf age - before the world goes headlong.
But if a gringa is perceived to be lacking in her context-specific gendered performance, for instance, if she is perceived to be bestowing sexual favors on non-gringo men from the lower classes in colonized settings, she is subject to disciplinary gazes, imputations of whoredom or criminality from moral entrepreneurs.