What is another word for temptress?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛmptɹəs] (IPA)

The word "temptress" is often used to describe a seductive woman who lures men into committing acts they might later regret. However, there are a number of alternative synonyms that can also be used to describe this archetype. These include "femme fatale," "siren," "enchantress," and "succubus." Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation, but all share the idea of a dangerous and alluring woman who can lead men astray. Other related words might include "manipulator," "floozy," or "seductress," but these all lack the same sense of mystery and danger that the more exotic synonyms evoke.

What are the hypernyms for Temptress?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Temptress

Maximilian thought of that other empire, which that other temptress exacted of him.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Maddened by the distance which his temptress kept, also goaded to it by the sorry state of his empire, Maximilian thought only of abdication.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Maria presented him to Noemi, and he blushed again on recognising the woman he had mistaken for Benedetto's temptress.
"The Saint"
Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer

Famous quotes with Temptress

  • I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.
    Greta Garbo

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