Definition of Jezebel in English:


Syllabification: Je·ze·bel
Pronunciation: /ˈjezəˌbel, -bəl
  • 1 (Fl.9th century bc), a Phoenician princess, traditionally the great-aunt of Dido and in the Bible the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. She was denounced by Elijah for introducing the worship of Baal into Israel (1 Kings 16:31, 21:5-15, 2 Kings 9:30-7).
  • 1.1 (as noun a Jezebel) A shameless or immoral woman.
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    • Of course an actual woman can't live up to that one, but she can be condemned as a Jezebel or like the Whore of Babylon.
    • Casting her as a Jezebel deserving of punishment only plays into the view many women already have of their situations.
    • The overwhelming, centrifugal Jezebel seduced the singer.

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