Definition of tempter in English:

tempter

Line breaks: tempt¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛm(p)tə
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that tempts.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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