se·​duc·​tress | \ si-ˈdək-trəs How to pronounce seductress (audio) \

Definition of seductress

: a woman who seduces

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Examples of seductress in a Sentence

in the movie she played Cleopatra, one of history's most famous seductresses
Recent Examples on the Web But with the exception of a malign seductress, the characters are just too nice – which can be a comfort, but also a drama killer. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Apr. 2021 Lister proved a shrewd business owner, not to mention a diligent seductress of local gentlewomen. Joshua Levine, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2021 The bright yet retro red colour with metallic pigments will bring out the seductress in you. Angela Lei, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Elizabeth Taylor, who famously portrayed Cleopatra in the 1963 film, played the role as mostly a seductress, Deadline pointed out. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Oct. 2020 People have called Lucrezia many things over the years: seductress, murderess, femme fatale of the Borgia cabal. Anne Thériault, Longreads, 28 May 2020 At a metafictional level, Spark is taking revenge on her old seductress, Christina Kay. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 28 July 2020 Poppaea appears here, played by Brenda Rae, in a guise utterly unlike the cheap, brazen seductress depicted by Roman sources. James Romm, The New York Review of Books, 1 Mar. 2020 There’s even a glimpse of nudity after Mary dons a skimpy Folies Bergere costume to entice a drunken Jack away from a French seductress. Jeanne Jakle,, 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of seductress

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seductress

obsolete seductor male seducer, from Late Latin, from seducere to seduce

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“Seductress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seductress

: an attractive woman who seduces someone

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