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temptress

[ temp-tris ]

noun

  1. a woman who tempts, entices, or allures.


ˈtemptress

/ ˈtɛmptrɪs /

noun

  1. a woman who sets out to allure or seduce a man or men; seductress


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Gender Note

See -ess.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of temptress1

First recorded in 1585–95; tempt(e)r + -ess

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Example Sentences

Over the long run, repetition can be a false temptress, making us think we've learning something when we really haven't.

We saw this at Dries Van Noten last season, but the Givenchy woman next season is a much darker 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.

"Consider Richard rather," the fair temptress made answer eagerly.

Then with enjoyment had come remorse, and he had torn himself away from the temptress and fled.

It was quite plain that he had been withstanding the temptress, only how long would the resistance have lasted?

Captain Walton kept watch upon his brother aide-de-camp within, and would not let him yield to the temptress.

He was ready to kill the temptress as he would a beautiful viper.

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