se·duc·tress | \si-ˈdək-trəs \

Definition of seductress 

: a woman who seduces

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enchantress, siren, temptress

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Examples of seductress in a Sentence

in the movie she played Cleopatra, one of history's most famous seductresses

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Her character, an inky-haired high school seductress turned murderer, opted for only thin purple and pink cardigans that were cropped to reveal a sinister slice of tummy. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Yes, Cardigans Can Be Sexy," 13 June 2018 Elsewhere, 21 Savage delivers his verse while being tied up to a chair by two seductresses. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Cardi B Decked Out in Diamonds in 'Bartier Cardi' Video: Watch," 2 Apr. 2018 FEEL-GOOD LAUGHS Share a seductress wrap and an Aphrodite hummus bowl for a nourishing organic meal at Life Alive in Cambridge., "30 great dates in Boston and beyond," 22 Mar. 2018 Despite a lack of evidence, authorities turned the suspected scheming seductress into the perfect scapegoat for their country’s wartime defeats and condemned her to death by firing squad. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Revisiting the Myth of Mata Hari, From Sultry Spy to Government Scapegoat," 1 Nov. 2017 The beauty invoked by the title is a mysterious seductress who passes through West Berlin and Paris around the time that Communism is falling in Eastern Europe. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "The Best New Fiction," 22 Sep. 2017 In Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence plays a former ballerina who becomes a seductress spy for the Russian security service. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, "JLaw Is a Dead Sexy Russian Spy in the Trailer for Her Hot AF New Film," 15 Sep. 2017 So were the beautiful Polish women, seductresses who, in these stories, almost invariably led naïve German men to racial self-degradation and doom. Timothy Snyder, Slate Magazine, "Hitler’s American Dream," 8 Mar. 2017 Cleopatra, a powerful seductress, was considered a tricky foreigner in Mark Antony's Rome. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "Strange Love: Funny Valentines," 9 Feb. 2016

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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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: an attractive woman who seduces someone

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