noun Date: 1754 a female adventurer; especially one who seeks position or livelihood by questionable means

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  • Adventuress — Ad*ven tur*ess, n. A female adventurer; a woman who tries to gain position by equivocal means. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adventuress — [ad ven′chər is, ədven′chər is] n. a woman adventurer, specif. one who seeks to become rich and socially accepted by exploiting her charms, by scheming, etc …   English World dictionary

  • adventuress — /ad ven cheuhr is/, n. 1. a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means. 2. a woman who is an adventurer. [1745 55; ADVENTUR(ER) + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • adventuress — noun A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; a demirep …   Wiktionary

  • adventuress — Synonyms and related words: Aspasia, Delilah, Jezebel, Messalina, Phryne, Thais, adventurer, brazenface, courtesan, daredevil, demimondaine, demimonde, demirep, devil, femme fatale, fire eater, harem girl, harum scarum, hellcat, hetaera, hotspur …   Moby Thesaurus

  • adventuress — ad ven·tur·ess || tʃərɪs n. female adventurer; woman who gains position or power by questionable means ad ven·tur·er || tʃərÉ™ n. one who goes on adventures; one who takes risks, speculator …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adventuress —    a promiscuous female    Not just a female who travels the world or does exciting things:     ... she was also an adventurer, in the precise sense of the word one who has adventures, as opposed to an adventuressone who has lovers. (Blanch,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • adventuress — ad·ven·tur·ess …   English syllables

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