Definition of Jezebel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛzəbɛl
  • 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). Her use of make-up was especially condemned by Puritan England.
  • 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.
    immoral woman, hussy; seductress, temptress, femme fatale, Delilah
    informal vamp, man-eater
    North American informal roundheel, tramp, hoochie
    informal , • derogatory tart
    British informal , • derogatory scrubber, slapper, slag
    dated scarlet woman, loose woman, woman of easy virtue, woman of ill repute, fallen woman, wanton, strumpet, trollop
    archaic harlot, jade

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