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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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. seductionnoun

    The act of seducing.

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

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

  2. seductionnoun

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

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

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

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

  2. Seductionnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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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  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Après la longue période de temps chaud et sec, est la première pluie de la saison la création d'un parfum exquis éloquente dans l'air - une odeur terreuse qui imprègne et flotte tout autour de nous, rafraîchissant nos esprits et de rajeunir nos vies. Je aime ce puissant parfum de séduction - émanant de l'union tant attendue de pluie tendre et douce tombe à terre soif sèche, et d'inciter une intimité instantanée dans l'air. Intéressant, cet élégant parfum envoûtant a un nom aussi. ça se appelle "petrichor"; un mot composé dérivé de la langue grecque - comprenant "petra" qui signifie «la pierre», et «ichor» qui signifie «le fluide qui coule dans les veines des dieux" selon la mythologie grecque. à mon avis, petrichor est sûrement un parfum divin qui doit être un cadeau du pouvoir suprême. Si ma vie était un parfum, je aurais sûrement l'aime à sentir comme Petrichor.

  2. Perry Brass:

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

  3. Marquis de Sade:

    Behold, my love, behold all that I simultaneously do: scandal, seduction, bad example, incest, adultery, sodomy! Oh, Satan! one and unique God of my soul, inspire thou in me something yet more, present further perversions to my smoking heart, and then shalt thou see how I shall plunge myself into them all!

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Seduction like attraction, is spoken about in a more positive manner in our generation. Forgetting the fact that these attributes involve bending the will of another person in order to make our ends meet our means.

  5. Andrea Dworkin:

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

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