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Jezebel Line breaks: Jez|ebel
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛzəbɛl/

Definition of Jezebel in English:

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.
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.
Synonyms
immoral woman, hussy;
seductress, temptress, femme fatale, Delilah
informalvamp, man-eater
North American informalroundheel, tramp, hoochie
informal, , derogatorytart
British informal, , derogatoryscrubber, slapper, slag
datedscarlet woman, loose woman, woman of easy virtue, woman of ill repute, fallen woman, wanton, strumpet, trollop
archaicharlot, jade

Words that rhyme with Jezebel

mirabelle • Christabel

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