Don Juan


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Don Juan

(wŏn′, hwŏn′, jo͞o′ən)
n.
A man who seduces or attempts to seduce women as a matter of habit.

[After Don Juan, legendary 14th-century Spanish nobleman and libertine.]

Don Juan

(ˈdɒn ˈdʒuːən; Spanish don xwan)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer: hero of many poems, plays, and operas, including treatments by de Molina, Molière, Goldoni, Mozart, Byron, and Shaw
2. a successful seducer of women

Don Juan

(dɒn ˈwɑn or, Sp., dɔn ˈʰwɑn for 1, 2; esp. Brit. dɒn ˈdʒu ən)
n.
1. a legendary Spanish nobleman famous for his many seductions and his dissolute life.
2. a libertine; rake.
3. a ladies' man or womanizer; Romeo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Don Juan - a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operasDon Juan - a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
2.Don Juan - any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

Don Juan

noun womanizer, wolf (informal), seducer, rake, Romeo, gallant, Casanova, Prince Charming, philanderer, Lothario, libertine, lady-killer (informal), poodle-faker (slang), ladies' man the sexual boasting of a Don Juan

Don Juan

noun
1. A man who seduces women:
2. A man amorously attentive to women:
3. A man who philanders:
Slang: lady-killer, wolf.
Idioms: man on the make, skirt chaser.
Translations

Don Juan

[dɒnˈhwɑːn] N (fig) → Don Juan m

Don Juan

[ˌdɒnˈdʒuːən] ndon Juan m

Don Juan

n (lit, fig)Don Juan m
References in classic literature ?
"But the worst of it, gentlemen- I am giving Kuragin away to you- is that that man suffers, and this Don Juan, wicked fellow, is taking advantage of it!"
"Oh, you Don Juan! You serpent!" cried several voices.
He replied, `I sometimes work at it for fourteen days and nights together, during which I live on music only, and then I rest for years at a time.' `Will you play me something out of your Don Juan Triumphant?' I asked, thinking to please him.
`I will play you Mozart, if you like, which will only make you weep; but my Don Juan, Christine, burns; and yet he is not struck by fire from Heaven.' Thereupon we returned to the drawing-room.
At night we came to the house of Don Juan Fuentes, a rich landed proprietor, but not personally known to either of my companions.
Shortly after our arrival at Don Juan's, one of the largest herds of cattle was driven in towards the house, and three beasts were picked out to be slaughtered for the supply of the establishment.
"As I was saying to you, Don Juan, I have the greatest difficulty in getting myself, I won't say understood, but simply believed."
And to behold him now, seeking small loans with plaintive condescension, sponging for breakfast on an art-student of nineteen, a fallen Don Juan who had neglected to die at the propitious hour, had a colour of romance for young imaginations.
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
It was quite cheering to meet the modern Don Juan once more.
He was slender, like Don Juan. His hands were strong as steel.
There was in it a touch of the combat of Don Juan and the statue.