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Definitions for seduction
sɪˈdʌk ʃənse·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seductionnoun

    enticing someone astray from right behavior

  2. seduction, conquestnoun

    an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone

GCIDE

  1. Seductionnoun

    Any successful enticement to engage in some sexual activity, especially intercourse.

Wiktionary

  1. seductionnoun

    The act of seducing.

    Seduction is the fine art of manipulating people based on physical attraction and desire.

  2. seductionnoun

    The felony of, as a man, inducing a previously chaste unmarried female to engage in sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage.

  3. Etymology: Borrowed from Middle French séduction, from Latin seductio, from sēdūcō.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seductionnoun

    The act of seducing; the act of drawing aside.

    Etymology: seduction, Fr. seductus, Latin.

    Whatsoever mens faith, patience, or perseverance were, any remarkable indulgence to this sin, the seduction of Balaam, were sure to bring judgments. Henry Hammond.

    To procure the miseries of others in those extremities, wherein we hold an hope to have no society ourselves, is a strain above Lucifer, and a project beyond the primary seduction of hell. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Whereby is evident the easy seduction of men, neither inquiring into the verity of the substance, nor reforming upon repugnance of circumstances. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Err.

    The deceiver soon found out this soft place of Adam’s, and innocency itself did not secure him from this way of seduction. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    Helen ascribes her seduction to Venus, and mentions nothing of Paris. Alexander Pope.

    A woman who is above flattery, and despises all praise, but that which flows from the approbation of her own heart, is, morally speaking, out of reach of seduction. Clarissa.

Wikipedia

  1. Seduction

    Seduction has multiple meanings. Platonically, it can mean "to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty", or "to lead astray, usually by persuasion or false promises".Strategies of seduction include conversation and sexual scripts, paralingual features, non-verbal communication, and short-term behavioural strategies. The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally "leading astray." As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova, and the fictional character Don Juan. The emergence of the Internet and technology has supported the availability and the existence of a seduction community, which is based on discourse about seduction. This is predominately by "pickup artists" (PUA). Seduction is also used within marketing to increase compliance and willingness.Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioural choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal. Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone—male or female—by an appeal to the senses, often with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their "sexual emancipation." Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions.

ChatGPT

  1. Seduction

    Seduction is a persuasive or manipulative process aimed at enticing someone, typically in a sexual or romantic context, to voluntarily engage in a desired behavior or to develop a romantic or sexual relationship. It involves utilizing charm, allure, and indirect tactics to captivate and attract someone's attention, creating a sense of desire and fascination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seductionnoun

    the act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity

  2. Seductionnoun

    that which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth

  3. Etymology: [L. seductio: cf. F. sduction. See Seduce.]

Wikidata

  1. Seduction

    In colloquial language and fictional literature, seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; to corrupt, to persuade or induce to engage in sexual behaviour. The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally "to lead astray". As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova and the character Don Juan. Seduction as a phenomenon is not the subject of scientific interest, although similar, more specific terms like short term mating, casual sex or mating strategies are used in Evolutionary psychology. Internet enabled the existence of Seduction Community which is based around pseudoscientific discourse on seduction. Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioral choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal. Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone — male or female — by an appeal to the senses, often with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their "sexual emancipation". Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of seduction in a Sentence

  1. Marie Laguerre:

    This video shocked a lot of people, because they could actually see what could actually happen to women when she says no, they can also see that it's not about seduction, it's about domination and it's raising awareness that we need to listen to women, because they've been talking about this issue for years.

  2. Andrea Dworkin:

    Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.

  3. Guillaume Bigot:

    France is a country of men who love women, seduction is a profound part of our national identity ... the culture of the ‘French lover’ and the ‘French kiss’ is in danger because of political correctness.

  4. Perry Brass:

    Although some fools find rudeness sexy, it is never the path to seduction.

  5. Denis Diderot:

    The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.

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