Definition of seductress in English:



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

    • ‘He'd heard too many stories of operators being killed in their sleep by seductresses.’
    • ‘The authors of the 1834 report depicted unmarried mothers as scheming seductresses who entrapped young men into paying for their children.’
    • ‘He paints a woman as the seductress and temptress.’
    • ‘Opponents relentlessly portrayed the quiet, devout Rachel as an adulteress at best, more often as a seductress and loose woman.’
    • ‘Then she's branded a liar and a seductress at their trial.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Even with all her superstar diva qualities, she's too lightweight, too soft to portray a scheming seductress.’
    • ‘Still other imagery features assertive women who are seductresses and murderers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His female seductress represents femininity as a threat to the coherence of the all-male society of military officers.’
    • ‘She is innocent in some ways, but also a seductress who recognizes the power of her sexuality.’
    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).