Definition of tempting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtem(p)tiNG/


Appealing to or attracting someone, even if wrong or inadvisable: a tempting financial offer [with infinitive]: it is often tempting to bring about change rapidly
More example sentences
  • I expected to be offered a tempting plate of delicious morsels.
  • These must have been tempting offers, but he turned them down.
  • A tempting offer is on for avid book collectors.



Pronunciation: /ˈtem(p)tiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Big rural properties with room for two or three families are still temptingly cheap.
  • Some of the sweets are temptingly stored in small glass jars, just large enough to squeeze a hand into.
  • The possibilities of a different future are temptingly real.

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Syllabification: tempt·ing

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