Adventuress



a woman who schemes to win social position, wealth, etc., by unscrupulous or questionable means.
a woman who is an .
Contemporary Examples

Like a great tabloid headline, The adventuress by N.D. Coleridge promises a lurid story that spares no detail.
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The adventuress By N.D. Coleridge A social-climbing seductress sleeps her way to the top of society.
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Historical Examples

At the same time valuable pieces of furniture disappeared from our house, and were carted to adventuress No.
The Confession of a Fool August Strindberg

“The creature must be a fool, or an adventuress,” pronounced the Chancellor.
The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson

As I am to be an adventuress, I must do the best I can for myself.
Red Hair Elinor Glyn

Miss Mackall recognized the adventuress of Musquasepi, and knew what she had come for.
The Huntress Hulbert Footner

He had made her blush, and had come near to making her angry, while an adventuress would not have shown her feelings so easily.
Brandon of the Engineers Harold Bindloss

“You speak exactly as if you were planning to be an adventuress,” said Phyllis, coldly.
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson

I can’t stultify myself to prove this poor girl an adventuress.
Rose MacLeod Alice Brown

Suddenly she broke out: “I always thought her an adventuress!”
The Reef Edith Wharton

noun
a woman who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits
a woman who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means
a speculator

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    defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior. rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs. noun recklessness, esp in politics and finance

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    defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior. rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs. noun recklessness, esp in politics and finance



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