a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means.
a woman who is an adventurer.
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How to use adventuress in a sentence
Eve Babitz was in her teens when she declared to her mother, “I think I’m going to be an adventuress.”Eve Babitz, who chronicled and reveled in Hollywood hedonism, dies at 78 | Matt Schudel | December 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Like a great tabloid headline, The adventuress by N.D. Coleridge promises a lurid story that spares no detail.
The adventuress By N.D. Coleridge A social-climbing seductress sleeps her way to the top of society.
Her third book, about the world-traveling adventuress, actress and yoga evangelist Indra Devi, will be published by Knopf in 2012.
Mme. Vauquer sought her eagerly, but was never able to obtain a trace of this adventuress.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
There was, for instance, no faithful old family butler, no sinuous foreign adventuress.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
Maria the dancer was romantic, but Maria the adventuress was a whole leap beyond that into the realm of fantasy.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
She had, in her high moments, believed herself an adventuress whose poise and plans nothing could unbalance.Children of the Whirlwind | Leroy Scott
And we also suspect caves and bandits, Louise knew exactly the effect this would have on Grace, the adventuress.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
British Dictionary definitions for adventuress
a woman who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
a woman who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
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