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
When, many years later, Elijah and his followers triumphed, Jezebel did not beg for mercy.The Bible Created a Blueprint for Vilifying Powerful Women Leaders | Shelley Puhak | March 1, 2022 | Time
“Britney Spears Needs A Makeover Almost As Bad As She Needs A Lobotomy,” said Jezebel in 2007.Britney Spears wasn’t wrong to think people would mock her for telling the truth | Constance Grady | June 24, 2021 | Vox
Isha Aran at Jezebel worries that the show “glorif[ies] the way religion can constrain people.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism | Samantha Allen | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jezebel has shown some sympathy to this and other male insecurities in the past.
This is again problematic because Jezebel is commendably sensitive when it comes to issues regarding race and women.
Of course, this double standard is hardly only a problem for Jezebel.
Before Jezebel had launched to police false photos, image comparisons were springing up across the media.
Fortunately the moon had risen, and the Jezebel's lie would only cost me a trifling delay.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
There was nothing to be done save wait until Old Jezebel grew weary of mischief.
Above the distant roar of old Jezebel, old Suma-theek's foreman's whistle sounded clear and sweet as he signaled his men.
Silver lay the desert with the black scratch of old Jezebel across it and the ragged purple shadows of the ranges to the east.
And the night shift began to repair the cofferdam for old Jezebel had dropped suddenly back into her old trail.
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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