noun Etymology: obsolete seductor male seducer, from Late Latin, from seducere to seduce Date: 1802 a woman who seduces

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  • Seductress — Se*duc tress, n. A woman who seduces; a female seducer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seductress — (n.) 1803; see SEDUCE (Cf. seduce) (L. stem seduct ) + ESS (Cf. ess) …   Etymology dictionary

  • seductress — [si duk′tris] n. a woman who seduces, esp. one who seduces a man sexually …   English World dictionary

  • seductress — [[t]sɪdʌ̱ktrəs[/t]] seductresses N COUNT A seductress is a woman who seduces someone. Few males can resist a self confident seductress …   English dictionary

  • seductress — UK [sɪˈdʌktrɪs] / US [sɪˈdʌktrəs] noun [countable] Word forms seductress : singular seductress plural seductresses old fashioned a woman who persuades someone to have sex with her …   English dictionary

  • seductress — noun a) A woman skilled and practiced at seduction. The sirens were seductresses who lured many sailors to their doom. b) A woman who seduces. Even though she didnt think of herself as a seductress, her effect on men showed she was one …   Wiktionary

  • seductress — seduce ► VERB 1) persuade to do something inadvisable. 2) entice into sexual activity. DERIVATIVES seducer noun seducible adjective seduction noun seductress noun. ORIGIN Latin seducere lead aside or away …   English terms dictionary

  • seductress — /si duk tris/, n. a woman who seduces. [1795 1805; obs. sedut(o)r ( < LL seductor; see SEDUCE, TOR) + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • seductress — 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

  • seductress — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. Siren, enchantress, vamp, Jezebel; see Siren 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A usually unscrupulous woman who seduces or exploits men: enchantress, femme fatale, siren, temptress. Informal: vamp, witch. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

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