Definition of Tempting

1. Adjective. Highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire. "A tempting invitation"

Exact synonyms: Alluring, Beguiling, Enticing
Similar to: Seductive
Derivative terms: Temptingness



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

Definition of Tempting

1. a. Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures.

Definition of Tempting

1. Adjective. attractive, appealing, enticing ¹

2. Adjective. seductive, alluring, inviting ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of tempt) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tempting

1. tempt [v] - See also: tempt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tempting

tempre
temps
temps utile
tempt
tempt fate
temptability
temptable
temptation
temptationless
temptations
temptatious
tempted
tempter
tempters
tempteth
tempting (current term)
temptingly
temptingness
temptings
temptresses
tempts
tempura
tempuras
tempus
tempus fugit
tems
temse
temsed
temses

Literary usage of Tempting

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Or would ye tarry till Troy makes her way Far as your galleys' anchors on the shore, tempting great Zeus—if he will save ye there ? ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"tempting dishes for dessert. M. Parloa. Ladies' HJ 26: 48. Mr. 'US. ... tempting meals for hot weather. ST Rorer. Ladies' HJ 26: 30. Jl. '09. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"Can the plaintiff's cause of action be regarded as founded upon implied contract with the government, within the meaning of the act of 1887 ? tempting to ..."

4. The Rambler by Samuel Johnson (1752)
"... from folly and vanity, from the cares of avarice, and the joys of intemperance, from the lulling founds of deceitful flattery, and the tempting fight of ..."

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