Also Douay Bible, Jez·a·bel . the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. 1 Kings 16:31.
(often lowercase) a wicked, shameless woman.
- Jez·e·be·li·an [jez-uh-bee-lee-uhn, -beel-yuhn], /ˌdʒɛz əˈbi li ən, -ˈbil yən/, Jez·e·bel·ish [jez-uh-bel-ish], /ˈdʒɛz əˌbɛl ɪʃ/, adjective
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How to use Jezebel in a sentence
To-day, "Jezabel" still exists only in the libretto of Flegg and in the series of sketches deposited in the composer's portfolio.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
"Jezabel" has turned out to be one of those dreams that lead men on to the knowledge of themselves.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
He added, that what he had written was directed most especially against Mary—“that wicked Jezabel of England.”Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I (of 2) | Henry Glassford Bell
Naboth, for denying his vineyard to king Achab, is by Jezabel's commandment, falsely accused and stoned to death.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
And the dogs shall eat Jezabel, in the field of Jezrahel, and there shall be no one to bury her.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Jezebel
Old Testament the wife of Ahab, king of Israel: she fostered the worship of Baal and tried to destroy the prophets of Israel (I Kings 18:4–13); she was killed by Jehu (II Kings 9:29–37)
(sometimes not capital) a shameless or scheming woman
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Cultural definitions for Jezebel
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