Definition of seductress in English:



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

    • ‘Then she's branded a liar and a seductress at their trial.’
    • ‘Even with all her superstar diva qualities, she's too lightweight, too soft to portray a scheming seductress.’
    • ‘He paints a woman as the seductress and temptress.’
    • ‘The authors of the 1834 report depicted unmarried mothers as scheming seductresses who entrapped young men into paying for their children.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Opponents relentlessly portrayed the quiet, devout Rachel as an adulteress at best, more often as a seductress and loose woman.’
    • ‘His female seductress represents femininity as a threat to the coherence of the all-male society of military officers.’
    • ‘Still other imagery features assertive women who are seductresses and murderers.’
    • ‘Such mothers were simultaneously seductresses and parasites.’
    • ‘He'd heard too many stories of operators being killed in their sleep by seductresses.’
    • ‘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.’
    temptress, siren, femme fatale, enchantress, sorceress, delilah, circe, lorelei, mata hari
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Early 19th century: from obsolete seductor ‘male seducer’, from seducere (see seduce).