(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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • "Troilus and Cressida" has always been regarded as a sort of enigma.

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

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

  • Anglique may be false as Cressida to other men, she will not be false to me!

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

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

  • Troilus and Cressida part; but Cressida is false, and Troilus has his country left him.

    Emily Bront

    A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for cressida


Criseyde or Cressid


(in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
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