tormentress

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tormentress (plural tormentresses)

  1. A female tormentor.
    Fortune ordinarily cometh after to whip and punish them, as the scourge and tormentress of glory and honour. — Holland.
    • 1996, Gordon Williams, Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution
      But if the victim Lavinia offers a prime example, her tormentress Tamora provides a no less striking model of another kind.