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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 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, "The Winking Satire of ‘Agrippina’," 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,, "San Antonio made movie history in 1920s with first Academy Award best picture winner ‘Wings’," 5 May 2020 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress Samantha Robinson plays the titular character, a potion-making seductress whose attempt to find her Prince Charming has disastrous consequences, in this singular and highly stylized pastiche of '60s movies. Clark Collis,, "The 10 best witch movies," 1 May 2020 There were so many examples of the teenage seductress in he '90s. Colleen Leahey Mckeegan, Marie Claire, "Kate Elizabeth Russell, Author of 'My Dark Vanessa,' on Creating the Book," 28 Feb. 2020 There were so many examples of this Lolita trope, or the teenage seductress, in our culture. Colleen Leahey Mckeegan, Marie Claire, "Kate Elizabeth Russell, Author of 'My Dark Vanessa,' on Creating the Book," 28 Feb. 2020 Her portrayal of Bathsheba is both more compassionate and more convincing than the usual caricature of a power-hungry seductress. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: David, Bathsheba and Sir Thomas Wyatt," 31 Jan. 2020 Contemporary descriptions of Boleyn painted her as a seductress, as power-hungry, and even as a witch with six fingers who enchanted the king. Suyin Haynes, Time, "Anne Boleyn Has Had a Bad Reputation for Nearly 500 Years. Here's How One Historian Wants to Change That," 2 Dec. 2019 With the start of its second season in the fall of 1980, which marked the arrival of Donna Mills as seductress/villainess Abby Cunningham, J.R.-style serialization crept in. Jim Mckairnes, USA TODAY, "'Knots Landing' at 40: Remembering TV's soapy spinoff that outlasted 'Dallas'," 26 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of seductress was in 1802

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27 May 2020

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“Seductress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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: an attractive woman who seduces someone

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