tempting

  • 1 Tempting — Tempt ing, a. Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures. {Tempt ing*ly}, adv. {Tempt ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 tempting — tempting; un·tempting; …

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  • 3 tempting — index attractive, bribery, palatable, persuasive, provocative, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 4 tempting — [adj] alluring, inviting appetizing, attractive, charming, divine, enticing, fascinating, fetching, heavenly, intriguing, luring, magnetic, mouth watering*, provoking, rousing, scrumptious, seductive, tantalizing, yummy*; concepts 462,529 Ant.… …

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  • 5 tempting — [temp′tiŋ] adj. that tempts; alluring; attractive; seductive temptingly adv …

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  • 6 tempting — temp|ting [ˈtemptıŋ] adj something that is tempting seems very good and you would like to have it or do it ▪ a tempting job offer ▪ That pie looks tempting. be tempting to do sth ▪ It s tempting to believe her story …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 tempting — adjective something that is tempting seems very good and you would like to have it or do it: a tempting job offer | That pie looks tempting! | it is tempting to do sth: It s tempting to just ignore her when she s this upset. temptingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 tempting — tempt|ing [ temptıŋ ] adjective used for describing something that makes you feel you would like to have it or do it: a tempting array of desserts There are still lots of tempting offers on nearly new cars. it is tempting to do something used for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 tempting — [[t]te̱mptɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is tempting, it makes you want to do it or have it. In the end, I turned down Raoul s tempting offer of the Palm Beach trip... If you re slimming, resisting tempting goodies becomes a measure of your… …

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  • 10 tempting — adjective 1) a tempting opportunity Syn: enticing, alluring, attractive, appealing, inviting, captivating, seductive, beguiling, fascinating, tantalizing; irresistible Ant: off putting, uninviting 2) …

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  • 11 tempting — UK [ˈtemptɪŋ] / US adjective used for describing something that makes you feel you would like to have it or to do it There are still lots of tempting offers on nearly new cars. • it is tempting to do something Derived word: temptingly adverb… …

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  • 12 Tempting — Tempt Tempt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tempted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tempting}.] [OE. tempten, tenten, from OF. tempter, tenter, F. tenter, fr. L. tentare, temptare, to handle, feel, attack, to try, put to the test, urge, freq. from tendere, tentum, and… …

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  • 13 tempting — adjective Date: 1588 having an appeal ; enticing < a tempting offer > • temptingly adverb …

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  • 14 tempting — adj. Tempting is used with these nouns: ↑offer, ↑proposition, ↑target …

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  • 15 tempting — [ˈtemptɪŋ] adj something that is tempting makes you feel that you would like to do it or have it …

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  • 16 tempting — /ˈtɛmptɪŋ/ (say tempting) adjective that tempts; enticing or inviting. {tempt + ing2} –temptingly, adverb –temptingness, noun …

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  • 17 tempting — tempt ► VERB 1) entice (someone) to do something against their better judgement. 2) (be tempted to do) have an urge or inclination to do. 3) attract; charm. ● tempt fate (or providence) Cf. ↑tempt providence …

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  • 18 tempting — temptingly, adv. temptingness, n. /temp ting/, adj. that tempts; enticing or inviting. [1540 50; TEMPT + ING2] Syn. attractive, alluring, seductive. Ant. repellent. * * * …

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  • 19 tempting — adjective a) attractive, appealing, enticing b) seductive, alluring, inviting …

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  • 20 tempting — Synonyms and related words: Circean, acceptable, adorable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come hither, coquettish,… …

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