What does seduction mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seduction(noun)

    enticing someone astray from right behavior

  2. seduction, conquest(noun)

    an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone


  1. Seduction(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [L. seductio: cf. F. sduction. See Seduce.]


  1. seduction(Noun)

    The act of seducing.

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

  2. seduction(Noun)

    , In English common law, a felonious crime committed when a male induced an unmarried female of previously chaste character to engage in an act of sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage.

  3. Origin: From Latin se- + ducere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seduction(noun)

    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. Seduction(noun)

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

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pablo Picasso:

    It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

  2. Perry Brass:

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

  3. Marya Mannes, The Quotable Woman...on Love & Relationships:

    All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

  4. Marya Mannes:

    All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

  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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