Definition of Temptation

1. Noun. Something that seduces or has the quality to seduce.

Exact synonyms: Enticement
Generic synonyms: Influence
Specialized synonyms: Forbidden Fruit, Bait, Come-on, Hook, Lure, Sweetener, Allurement
Derivative terms: Entice, Tempt



2. Noun. The desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid. "He felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
Generic synonyms: Desire
Derivative terms: Tempt

3. Noun. The act of influencing by exciting hope or desire. "His enticements were shameless"
Exact synonyms: Enticement
Generic synonyms: Influence
Specialized synonyms: Blandishment, Wheedling, Leading Astray, Leading Off, Seduction, Allurement, Solicitation
Derivative terms: Entice, Tempt, Tempt

Definition of Temptation

1. n. The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.

Definition of Temptation

1. Noun. The act of tempting ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being tempted. ¹

3. Noun. Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement. ¹

4. Noun. Pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Temptation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Temptation

temporopontine tract
temporosphenoid
temporozygomatic
temporozygomatic suture
tempory
tempos
tempostabile
tempranillo
tempre
temps
temps utile
tempt
tempt fate
temptability
temptable
temptation (current term)
temptationless
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tempters
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tempting
temptingly
temptingness
temptings
temptresses
tempts

Literary usage of Temptation

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1876)
"The strength of the temptation for a ground of abatement, no objection tion, ... True it is, that the stronger the temptation, the less conclusive is the ..."

2. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith (1916)
"/CERTAIN very great mistakes are made concern- V? ing this matter of temptation, in the practical working out of the life of faith. ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"temptation. Gordon. S: D. Quiet talks about the tempter. *75c. '10. Réveil. ... temptation of Olive Latimer. Smith, E. Т. 60с. Chatterton. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"temptation: The most general expression for every motive that incites man, ... A circumstance of temptation without a personal tempter is unknown in the Old ..."

5. The Hopkinsian Magazine by Otis Thompson (1826)
"Ami fiis hand, which he kind of temptation », to 's*e«r what pat forth against him, dried up, so is in the hearts of men. and not ' that he could not pull ..."

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