adventuress

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ad·ven·tur·ess

 (ăd-vĕn′chər-ĭs)
n.
A woman who seeks social and financial advancement by unscrupulous means. See Usage Note at -ess.

adventuress

(ədˈvɛntʃərɪs)
n
1. a woman who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
2. a woman who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
3. (Commerce) a speculator

ad•ven•tur•ess

(ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs)

n.
a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by questionable means.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adventuress - a woman adventureradventuress - a woman adventurer      
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
Translations

adventuress

[ədˈventʃərɪs] Naventurera f

adventuress

n (pej)Abenteurerin f

adventuress

[ədˈvɛntʃrɪs] navventuriera
References in classic literature ?
Woman that adventured were adventuresses, and the connotation was not nice.
This certificate of honour was obviously intended now to prove Katerina Ivanovna's right to open a boarding-school; but she had armed herself with it chiefly with the object of overwhelming "those two stuck-up draggletails" if they came to the dinner, and proving incontestably that Katerina Ivanovna was of the most noble, "she might even say aristocratic family, a colonel's daughter and was far superior to certain adventuresses who have been so much to the fore of late.
I knew all this because I read 'Seaside Library'* novels, in which, with the exception of the villains and adventuresses, all men and women thought beautiful thoughts, spoke a beautiful tongue, and performed glorious deeds.
Everyone should have a book that makes them laugh in difficult times and, for me, this is it, the story of two American adventuresses.
In a world where exploration is often still seen as masculine, Hill-Murphy's chief intent is to bring Bird, Godin and Kingsley back to the fore and Adventuresses is a long overdue case for their revival.