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The term can be viewed as dated or objectifying when referring to women. SlideShe didn't appreciate being called a bombshell as it felt old-fashioned.
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'Bombshell' often implies a stereotype linked to glamorous movie stars of the past. SlideMarilyn Monroe was often epitomized as the quintessential bombshell.
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Using 'bombshell' to describe someone can be either flattering or inappropriate. SlideHe complimented her by calling her a bombshell, which she found quite flattering.