Definition of seductress in English:



  • A woman who seduces someone, especially one who entices a man into sexual activity.

    • ‘When the lads heard the truth about their beautiful seductress, lawsuits followed and the show couldn't be aired until huge out-of-court settlements were paid.’
    • ‘Such mothers were simultaneously seductresses and parasites.’
    • ‘On the one hand she is admired for her courage, political intelligence, and stoicism; on the other hand she is seen as a femme fatale, a seductress, and a symbol of death.’
    • ‘She is innocent in some ways, but also a seductress who recognizes the power of her sexuality.’
    • ‘The authors of the 1834 report depicted unmarried mothers as scheming seductresses who entrapped young men into paying for their children.’
    • ‘Then she's branded a liar and a seductress at their trial.’
    • ‘He paints a woman as the seductress and temptress.’
    • ‘Still other imagery features assertive women who are seductresses and murderers.’
    • ‘His female seductress represents femininity as a threat to the coherence of the all-male society of military officers.’
    • ‘Even with all her superstar diva qualities, she's too lightweight, too soft to portray a scheming seductress.’
    • ‘Opponents relentlessly portrayed the quiet, devout Rachel as an adulteress at best, more often as a seductress and loose woman.’
    • ‘They invite the gravel-voiced stranger to rendezvous with the imaginary seductress in the hotel room beside them, which happens to be occupied by an abrasive businessman.’
    • ‘He'd heard too many stories of operators being killed in their sleep by seductresses.’
    temptress, siren, femme fatale, enchantress, sorceress, delilah, circe, lorelei, mata hari
    flirt, coquette, lolita, loose woman
    vamp, hoochie
    fizgig, wanton, strumpet
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Early 19th century: from obsolete seductor ‘male seducer’, from seducere (see seduce).