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ˈdʒɛz əˌbɛl, -bəljezebel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jezebelnoun

    wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)

  2. jezebelnoun

    a shameless impudent scheming woman


  1. Jezebelnoun

    An evil, scheming or shameless woman; an immoral woman.

    She's an absolute Jezebel!

  2. Jezebelnoun

    The Phoenician princess and Queen of Ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament (1 Kings). She incited heresy and lured the Jews away from their God and back to idols. Jezebel was finally deposed by Jehu, who confronted her and had her thrown from the palace window to the streets, where her body was eaten by wild dogs.

  3. Etymology: From איזבל


  1. Jezebel

    Jezebel (; Hebrew: אִיזֶבֶל‎, Modern: ʾĪzével, Tiberian: ʾĪzeḇel) was the daughter of Ithobaal I of Tyre and the wife of Ahab, King of Israel, according to the Book of Kings of the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings 16:31).According to the biblical narrative, Jezebel, along with her husband, instituted the worship of Baal and Asherah on a national scale. In addition, she violently purged the prophets of Yahweh from Israel, damaging the reputation of the Omride dynasty. For these offences, the Omride dynasty was annihilated, with Jezebel herself suffering death by defenestration. Later, in the Book of Revelation, Jezebel is symbolically associated with false prophets.


  1. jezebel

    A Jezebel refers to a woman who is regarded as evil, scheming, shameless, or morally corrupt. The term comes from the biblical character Jezebel, wife of King Ahab in the Old Testament, known for her wicked actions and defiance against the prophets of God. Some also use it to refer to a sexually promiscuous woman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jezebelnoun

    a bold, vicious woman; a termagant

  2. Etymology: [From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel.]


  1. Jezebel

    Jezebel is a 1938 American drama film released in 1938 and directed by William Wyler. It stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp, Richard Cromwell, and Fay Bainter. The film was adapted by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston and Robert Buckner, from the play by Owen Davis, Sr. The picture tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the Antebellum period whose actions cost her the man she loves.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jezebel

    jez′e-bel, n. a bold and vicious woman, a virago. [From Ahab's wicked wife.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jezebel

    the wicked wife of Ahab, king of Israel, whose fate is recorded in 2 Kings ix. 30-37; gives name to a bold, flaunting woman of loose morals.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Jezebel

    A daring, vicious woman, so called after the wife of Ahab, King of Israel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jezebel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jezebel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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