Temptress \Tempt"ress\, n. A woman who entices. [1913 Webster]

She was my temptress, the foul provoker. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • temptress — 1590s, from TEMPTER (Cf. tempter) + ESS (Cf. ess) …   Etymology dictionary

  • temptress — ► NOUN ▪ a woman who tempts, especially one who is sexually alluring …   English terms dictionary

  • temptress — [temp′tris] n. a woman who tempts, esp. sexually …   English World dictionary

  • temptress — [[t]te̱mptrəs[/t]] temptresses N COUNT If you describe a woman as a temptress, you mean that she uses her female charm to encourage men to have sexual relations with her. Supermodel Jane Bracknel plays a nubile temptress out to seduce him …   English dictionary

  • temptress — UK [ˈtemptrəs] / US noun [countable] Word forms temptress : singular temptress plural temptresses mainly journalism a woman who attracts men in a sexual way …   English dictionary

  • temptress — noun a) An alluring woman who seduces or exploits men. , the iconic temptress of the 20th century. b) A woman considered sexually attractive by men. Syn: vamp, femme fatale, maneater …   Wiktionary

  • temptress — noun Date: 1594 a woman who tempts or entices …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • temptress — /temp tris/, n. a woman who tempts, entices, or allures. [1585 95; TEMPT(E)R + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • temptress — Synonyms and related words: Aspasia, Circe, Delilah, Don Juan, Jezebel, Lorelei, Messalina, Parthenope, Phryne, Siren, Thais, adventuress, charmer, coquette, courtesan, demimondaine, demimonde, demirep, enchanter, enchantress, enticer, femme… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • temptress — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A usually unscrupulous woman who seduces or exploits men: enchantress, femme fatale, seductress, siren. Informal: vamp, witch. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

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