Definition of seductress in English:


Line breaks: se¦duc|tress
Pronunciation: /sɪˈdʌktrɪs


A woman who seduces someone, especially one who entices a man into sexual activity.
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  • 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.
  • He paints a woman as the seductress and temptress.
  • His female seductress represents femininity as a threat to the coherence of the all-male society of military officers.
temptress, siren, femme fatale, enchantress, sorceress, Delilah, Circe, Lorelei, Mata Hari;
flirt, coquette, Lolita, loose woman
informal tart
North American informal vamp, hoochie


early 19th century: from obsolete seductor 'male seducer', from seducere (see seduce).

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