- a woman who tempts, entices, or allures.
Origin of temptress
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Examples from the Web for temptress
Kelley has been aggressively fighting the stereotype of the social gadfly and temptress.
While she is pretty, she does not dress the part of the temptress.
Then you are nothing, less than nothing; you are the temptress, the mistress!Possessed
In one second he had drawn his sword and stabbed his temptress to the heart.Border Ghost Stories
“If you think how to get by them, Herbert, you can,” urged the temptress.The Cricket
One would suppose that she is the temptress, and man is the victim.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Proverbs
R. F. Horton
I believe, further, that every man has his own tempter or temptress.
- a woman who sets out to allure or seduce a man or men; seductress
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Word Origin and History for temptress
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