seduction


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se·duc·tion

 (sĭ-dŭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of seducing.
b. The condition of being seduced.
2. Something that seduces or has the qualities to seduce; an enticement.

[Latin sēductiō, sēductiōn-, from sēductus, past participle of sēdūcere, to lead astray : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

seduction

(sɪˈdʌkʃən)
n
1. the act of seducing or the state of being seduced
2. a means of seduction

se•duc•tion

(sɪˈdʌk ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of seducing, esp. sexually.
2. the condition of being seduced.
3. a means of seducing; enticement; lure.
[1520–30; < Latin sēductiō taking aside]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seduction - enticing someone astray from right behaviorseduction - enticing someone astray from right behavior
enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
2.seduction - an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
sexual conquest, score - a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"

seduction

noun
1. temptation, attraction, lure, draw, pull, charm, snare, allure, enticement The seduction of the show is the fact that the kids are in it.
2. corruption, dishonour, ravishment, bedding, ruin (archaic), defloration, taking away someone's innocence his seduction of a minor

seduction

noun
Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:
Translations
إغْواء، إغْراء
pokušenísvádění
forførelse
elcsábítás
tæling
uwodzenie
baştan çıkarma

seduction

[sɪˈdʌkʃən] N (= act) → seducción f; (= attraction) → tentación f

seduction

[sɪˈdʌkʃən] n
(sexual)séduction f
(= persuasion) → persuasion f
(= attractive quality) → attrait m
the seductions of sth → les attraits de qch

seduction

nVerführung f

seduction

[sɪˈdʌkʃn] nseduzione f

seduce

(siˈdjuːs) verb
to persuade or attract into doing, thinking etc (something, especially something foolish or wrong). She was seduced by the attractions of the big city.
seˈduction (-ˈdak-) noun
something that tempts or attracts. the seductions of life in the big city.
seductive (siˈdaktiv) adjective
tempting, attractive or charming. a seductive melody.
References in classic literature ?
It was roughness without hurt, assertion without threat, surety without seduction.
Her voice was seduction itself, and her eyes would have melted stronger than he, though they failed in calling his up to them.
He made a plausible excuse; but his real reason had been the fear that not even the secret would keep them with him any very great length of time, and so he had meant to hold it in reserve as a last seduction.
Rebecca, a Jewess, daughter of Isaac of York, being attainted of sorcery, seduction, and other damnable practices, practised on a Knight of the most Holy Order of the Temple of Zion, doth deny the same; and saith, that the testimony delivered against her this day is false, wicked, and disloyal; and that by lawful essoine* of her body as being
She felt the loss of Willoughby's character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart; his seduction and desertion of Miss Williams, the misery of that poor girl, and the doubt of what his designs might ONCE have been on herself, preyed altogether so much on her spirits, that she could not bring herself to speak of what she felt even to Elinor; and, brooding over her sorrows in silence, gave more pain to her sister than could have been communicated by the most open and most frequent confession of them.
If it were necessary to confirm so plain a truth by facts, examples would not be wanting, even in this country, of the intimidation or seduction of the Executive by the terrors or allurements of the pecuniary arrangements of the legislative body.
He was declared to be in debt to every tradesman in the place, and his intrigues all honoured with the title of seduction, had been extended into every tradesman's family.
I saw the modest, sleek glory of the tawny head, and the full, grey shape of the girlish print frock she filled so perfectly, so satisfactorily, with the seduction of unfaltering curves--a very nymph of Diana the Huntress.
The moral of which was of course the seduction exercised by the splendid young man.
On the contrary, it seemed to have kindled magically somewhere within me a glow of assurance, of unaccountable confidence in myself: a warm, steady, and eager sensation of my individual life beginning for good there, on that spot, in that sense of solidarity, in that seduction.
At all events we are well aware that poetry being such as we have described is not to be regarded seriously as attaining to the truth; and he who listens to her, fearing for the safety of the city which is within him, should be on his guard against her seductions and make our words his law.
They thought I was so madly infatuated by the seductions of that unhappy lady that I was determined to support her in the very face of reason; and meantime I grow insupportably morose and misanthropical from the idea that every one I met was harbouring unworthy thoughts of the supposed Mrs.