Definition of seducer in US English:



  • 1A person who entices someone into sexual activity.

    ‘a serial seducer with no moral compass’
    • ‘How can one tell the dancer from the dance, the seducer from the seduced?’
    • ‘The mighty legend of the Egyptian queen—seducer of two of the most powerful men in the world—springs to life this month at Houston Ballet.’
    • ‘The depiction of her as temptress echoes the clerical trope of woman as Eve, the seducer of men.’
    • ‘This long-desired union completely overshadows the rather questionable marriage of Olivia to her seducer.’
    • ‘This memoir resembles a bedroom farce with the cheerful seducer rushing from tryst to tryst.’
    • ‘Her role is subtly changed from a seducer to a lover.’
    • ‘Casanova, the 18th-century Italian seducer, was known for his lifelong battle with syphilis.’
    • ‘Her seducer re-enters her life, marries her, and makes a good husband.’
    • ‘He does not know that Harry is the would-be seducer of his seamstress daughter.’
    • ‘According to an invention of the poet, the real Helen was detained in Egypt by its king, who sent the seducer Paris packing to Troy.’
    1. 1.1 A person who entices someone to do or believe something inadvisable or foolhardy.
      ‘seducers of the unwary’
      ‘a seducer of the people’
      • ‘He tells people what they want to hear so he can use them, a seducer who gets them to buy into his evil plans and be complicit in them.’
      • ‘Heroin is a seducer that will stop at nothing until it consumes entire families and neighbourhoods.’
      • ‘Cocaine is notorious for being a seducer of men and women alike.’
      • ‘He is the seducer on behalf of the life of crime—fast money, creature comforts, control.’
      • ‘The first aim of the Bolshevist seducer and sly talker is to make you doubt God.’
      • ‘He is a closer—a seducer of clients with his soft voice and good looks.’
      • ‘Victorian critics derided the advertisers as wicked seducers, but the ads were a favorite among readers.’
      • ‘They get into others' heads—they are seducers, manipulators, conmen, and often worse.’
      • ‘I think food is obviously a great seducer, and we've always known that.’
      • ‘Deceivers, in the eighth circle of hell, are put into ten subdivisions, including seducers, flatterers, hypocrites, and false counsellors.’