Definition of tempter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtem(p)tər/


1A person or thing that tempts.
Example sentences
  • You've got two villains here - the tempters and the tempted.
  • The temptress and tempters have described their seduction technique.
  • The walk is visually stunning for anyone used to a dry, brown landscape, and a serious tempter for more.
1.1 (the Tempter) The Devil.
Example sentences
  • Jesus resisted the Tempter.
  • He is quite unlike the biblical Tempter in his actions.
  • His grapples with the Tempter are portrayed in dark, unsettling detail.


Late Middle English: from Old French tempteur, from ecclesiastical Latin temptator, from Latin temptare 'to handle, test, try'.

Words that rhyme with tempter


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Syllabification: tempt·er

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