What is another word for fornication?

Pronunciation: [fˌɔːnɪkˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Fornication is a term used to describe the act of sexual intercourse between unmarried individuals. Some synonyms for fornication include adultery, promiscuity, licentiousness, lust, debauchery, immorality, lewdness, and unchastity. These words can be used interchangeably to describe sexual behavior that is considered socially and morally unacceptable. While fornication is typically used in a religious context, synonyms for the word can be used in a variety of settings to describe sexual behavior that is deemed inappropriate or sinful. Regardless of the synonym used, it is important to recognize that individuals have the right to engage in consensual sex, and judgments about their behavior should be reserved for private discussions and not used to shame or stigmatize.

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Usage examples for Fornication

The Lord gave commandment that a wife must not be put away 'except it be for fornication, and that, if put away, she must remain unmarried.
"Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)"
Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
Indeed, her saying hath been verified of the fornication and the marriage, and I fear lest her word come true no less in the death.
"Supplemental Nights, Volume 1"
Richard F. Burton
Weakness of the flesh and fornication appeared to him the most monstrous of sins, and he would be very angry if I dared to assert that, in my estimation, they were the most venial of faults.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Famous quotes with Fornication

  • Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.
    Julie Burchill
  • Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
    Joseph Heller
  • The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.
    Thomas Szasz
  • Dr. Paul: Get out, get out libidinous swine! And take that painted strumpet with you. May you both rot in the filth of your own fornication! Nicky: And what did you say to him? Dr. Paul: Say, Madam? I said nothing. I simply pulled up my tights and jumped out of the bathroom window. Nicky: Oh Dr. Paul, you're so naughty! Dr. Paul: Well, I try, Madam. And then, ten minutes later when I've got my breath back, I try again!
  • The fury of Almighty God against evil is of his goodness. If he wasn’t angered, he wouldn’t be good. We cannot separate God’s goodness from his anger. Again, if God is good by nature, he be unspeakably angry at wickedness. But his goodness is so great that his anger isn’t confined to the evils of rape and murder. Nothing is hidden from his pure and holy eyes. He is outraged by torture, terrorism, abortion, theft, lying, adultery, fornication, pedophilia, homosexuality, and blasphemy. He also sees our , and he will judge us for the sins of the heart: for lust, hatred, rebellion, greed, unclean imaginations, ingratitude, selfishness, jealousy, pride, envy, deceit, etc. Jesus warned, “But I say to you, that that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
    Ray Comfort

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