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[kres-i-duh] /ˈkrɛs ɪ də/
(in medieval adaptations of the story of the Trojan wars) a Trojan woman portrayed as the lover of Troilus, whom she deserts for Diomedes. Unabridged
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  • Yet neither one nor the other knew what to make of Troilus and Cressida.

  • Troilus and Cressida is the dialogue scenario of a play that was never finished.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Thus in Troilus and Cressida: 'The devil luxury, with his fat rump, and potato finger, tickles these together!'

    Storyology Benjamin Taylor
  • The tragedies begin with ‘Troilus and Cressida’ and end with ‘Cymbeline.’

  • Cressida is another modification of vanity, weakness, and falsehood, drawn in stronger colors.

British Dictionary definitions for Cressida


(in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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