Definition of Tantalizing

1. Adjective. Arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach. "A tantalizing taste of success"

Exact synonyms: Tantalising
Similar to: Inviting



2. Adjective. Very pleasantly inviting. "A tempting repast"
Exact synonyms: Tantalising, Tempting
Similar to: Inviting

Definition of Tantalizing

1. Adjective. Teasing; tempting, but beyond reach. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of tantalize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tantalizing

1. tantalize [v] - See also: tantalize

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tantalizing

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Literary usage of Tantalizing

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1. Robert Burns and Mrs. Dunlop: Correspondence Now Published in Full for the by Robert Burns (1898)
"It is too tantalizing to go forever like buckets in a well against those we wish most to see now and then, for I would not condemn my best friends to a very ..."

2. Shahmah in Pursuit of Freedom; Or, The Branded Hand by Frances Harriet Green (1858)
"ia—Weeping—Fears—tantalizing Distance—The Walk—She reveals the Cause of her Despondency—Cruelty ignoble and degrading—Theodosia's Sorrow for the Slave ..."

3. The Filigree Ball: Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the by Anna Katharine Green (1903)
"... XXIV tantalizing TACTICS I made my way to the front door, but returned almost immediately. Drawing the major aside, I whispered a request, ..."

4. Life of Matthew Hale Carpenter: A View of the Honors and Achievements That by Frank Abial Flower (1883)
"Although this rather leading question was repeated several times by the tantalizing clerks, they did not find out what he wanted, but he finally learned ..."

5. Recollections of the Crimean Campaign and the Expedition to Kinburn in 1855 by Frederick Harris Dawes Vieth (1907)
"An arduous undertaking with, a pair of caribou. Moving ice on St. John river causes delay reaching home. A tantalizing invitation to dinner which could not ..."

6. A Modern Purgatory by Carlo de Fornaro (1917)
"A spacious, clean and airy prison, but still a prison, with a tantalizing outlook towards New York, which seemed so near that one could discern people on ..."

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