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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.
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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
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ad•ven•tur•ess

(ædˈvɛn tʃər ɪs)

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

adventuress

[ədˈventʃərɪs] Naventurera f
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adventuress

n (pej)Abenteurerin f
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adventuress

[ədˈvɛntʃrɪs] navventuriera
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References in classic literature ?
Woman that adventured were adventuresses, and the connotation was not nice.
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.
Susan held the investiture of The Great Mogul in the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) and The Lone Star in the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH).
Everyone should have a book that makes them laugh in difficult times and, for me, this is it, the story of two American adventuresses.
Gone are the sturdy pioneers and "adventuresses" of Wollstonecraft's generation and those that immediately follow, as well as their vicarious traveler target readers.
ADVENTURESSES: Rediscovering Daring Voyages into the Unknown
With tantalising chapters as /In Defence of Smuggling/ and /Lunch with Homer/ this witty, eye-opening tapestry of writings on travel and a life spent as one of the 20th century's most formidable adventuresses is Freya Stark at her luminous best.
Visions of office women as coquettes or sexual adventuresses reached their apotheosis in 1962, with the publication of Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl, an instant bestseller that sparked no end of debate.