What does infidelity mean?

Definitions for infidelityˌɪn fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infidelity, unfaithfulness(noun)

    the quality of being unfaithful


  1. infidelity(Noun)

    Unfaithfulness in marriage or other moral obligation.

  2. infidelity(Noun)

    Lack of religious belief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infidelity(noun)

    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

  2. Infidelity(noun)

    unfaithfulness to the marriage vow or contract; violation of the marriage covenant by adultery

  3. Infidelity(noun)

    breach of trust; unfaithfulness to a charge, or to moral obligation; treachery; deceit; as, the infidelity of a servant

  4. Origin: [L. infidelitas: cf. F. infidlit.]


  1. Infidelity

    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

  1. infidelity

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infidelity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infidelity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Father Resty Ogsimer:

    From experience, the number one problem of couples is infidelity.

  2. Dana Weiser:

    A solid, satisfying relationship is less likely to be riddled with infidelity.

  3. George MacDonald:

    Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.

  4. Fox News:

    Chatting or Cheating : How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love and Affair-Proof Your Relationship, they ca n’t just put what they did away in the vault, talk about it once, and move on.

  5. Thomas Paine:

    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.

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