[ vash-tee, -tahy ]

  1. the queen of Ahasuerus who was banished for refusing to appear before the king's guests. Esther 1:9–22.

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How to use Vashti in a sentence

  • At first, he loves Vashti with a humble, ecstatic love, in which religious enthusiasm seems to enter more than human passion.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon
  • Vashti could tie a ribbon so that every man she passed turned to look after her.

    Beggars on Horseback | F. Tennyson Jesse

British Dictionary definitions for Vashti


/ (ˈvæʃtaɪ) /

  1. Old Testament the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus: deposed for refusing to display her beauty before his guests (Esther 1–2): Douay spelling: Vasthi

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