Definition of Jezebel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjezəˌbel/ Pronunciation: /ˈjezəb(ə)l/
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Je·ze·bel

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