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



seduction (countable and uncountable, plural seductions)

  1. The act of seducing.
    • 2007 September 28, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Season 2, Episode 6:
      Douglas: Well done on passing the test, Jen... Yes, all those clumsy attempts at seduction. Don't tell me you couldn't see through them. They were a test to find out whether you really wanted to work for me or whether you just wanted to come up here for my body.
      Jen: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, not at all.
      Douglas: All right.
      Jen: No, physically you're just not the sort of man I go for.
      Douglas: Yeah, thanks, Jen.
      Jen: I go for the classically good-looking men: Blond, broad, and generally clean shaven.
      Douglas: Alright, yeah, enough of the jibber-jabber!
    Seduction is the fine art of manipulating people based on physical attraction and desire. Step 1: Be attractive. Step 2: Don't be unattractive.
  2. (dated, law, in English common law) The felony of, as a man, inducing a previously chaste unmarried female to engage in sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage.

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