Is there a single word other than manipulator for a woman who uses her sexuality to get a man to crush on her and then act as her champion for idiosyncratic reasons that have no basis in fact?

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    Not one word, but I was thinking "Lady Macbeth". Oct 12, 2018 at 2:04
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    And I was thinking of that rude, offensive word, whose first letter is B. Sorry!
    – Enguroo
    Oct 12, 2018 at 2:27
  • @Enguroo That is a good word, but not specific enough. Oct 12, 2018 at 2:31

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Consider a femme fatale TFD

an alluring or seductive woman, esp one who causes men to love her to their own distress

As in:

Inspired by “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” a superb psychological-suspense tale starring an enigmatic femme fatale. Washington Post May 21, 2018

or a siren, from Greek mythology vocabulary.com

a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive


The word I would use is seductress:

A woman who seduces someone, especially one who entices a man into sexual activity.
Oxford Dictionaries

Surprisingly enough, Urban Dictionary's top definition for the word doesn't involve sex, but instead defines the word in a bit more nuanced way:

Beautiful girl who has power and control over another person.

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