the quality of being unfaithful
Unfaithfulness in marriage or other moral obligation.
Lack of religious belief.
want of faith or belief in some religious system; especially, a want of faith in, or disbelief of, the inspiration of the Scriptures, of the divine origin of Christianity
unfaithfulness to the marriage vow or contract; violation of the marriage covenant by adultery
breach of trust; unfaithfulness to a charge, or to moral obligation; treachery; deceit; as, the infidelity of a servant
Origin: [L. infidelitas: cf. F. infidlit.]
Infidelity is the subjective feeling that one’s partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms and this violation results in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry. The violation can be sexual in nature, for example involving kissing, sexual fondling, vaginal intercourse, or anal intercourse with another individual outside of the relationship, What constitutes an act of infidelity is dependent upon the exclusivity expectations within the relationship. In marital relationships, exclusivity expectations are commonly assumed although they are not always met. When they are not met, research has found that particular psychological damage including feelings of rage and betrayal, lowering of sexual and personal confidence, and damage to self-image can occur.
The Roycroft Dictionary
To remain faithful to one's self, and to be unfaithful to some one else's faith. In religion, to think; in the marriage institution, to fall in love; in business, to do the thing to the other fellow that the other fellow intends to do to you, and do it first.
The numerical value of infidelity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of infidelity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
From experience, the number one problem of couples is infidelity.
A solid, satisfying relationship is less likely to be riddled with infidelity.
Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
Infidelity need not signal the end of a marriage, ever, as long as the couple is truly in love with more than their sex lives, the way to respond is to communicate more, not less--to share the anxieties and fears and needs that triggered the.
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