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[si-duhk-tris] /sɪˈdʌk trɪs/
a woman who seduces.
Origin of seductress
1795-1805; obsolete sedut(o)r (< Late Latin sēductor; see seduce, -tor) + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seductress
  • He's haunted by visions of his apartment's previous tenant, a beautiful seductress who killed herself in the bathtub.
  • His first mistake is to fall for the seductress who runs the gallery that has an exclusive on his work.
  • She was not herself well endowed, and from my point of view she was no seductress.
British Dictionary definitions for seductress


a person who entices, allures, or seduces, esp one who entices another to engage in sexual intercourse
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Word Origin and History for seductress

1803, "female seducer," with -ess + obsolete seductor (late 15c., displaced by seducer), from a direct borrowing of the Latin agent noun of seducere (see seduce).

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