from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alluring, bewitching woman. See Usage Note at -ess.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alluring woman who seduces or exploits men.
- n. A woman considered sexually attractive by men.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who entices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who tempts or entices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
Many feminists say that considering the semantic roots of the term in Indian English, eve-teasing refers to the temptress nature of Eve, placing responsibility on the woman as a tease, as though the aggressive response of the males was normal rather than criminal.
The view of woman as "temptress" has early roots and is alive and well today both in the wider culture (see links below) and sadly also in Christian circles.
I just put the word "temptress" through the Google
Bruno: Erin started it very well, like a "temptress" and a "murderess", but she lost the character soon after and never recovered after that.
I just put the word "temptress" through the Google Translate engine, and got this: ξεμυαλίστρα (xemyalistra).
Who is the technological "temptress" in Constantin's garden of good and Apple.
I've learned immensely from your insights, such as "temptress" for Mark
First: how might "temptress" translate directly into Greek?
 but we use the term "temptress" to convey the context better.
Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control.
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