tempting

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 saying that something seems correct or sensible but is probably wrong:
It's tempting to dismiss these allegations out of hand.
╾ tempt|ing|ly adverb:
a temptingly light dinner-party menu
temptingly juicy fruit

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tempting — tempting; un·tempting; …   English syllables

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

  • 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.… …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

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