- 1A desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise: he resisted the temptation to call Celia at the office we almost gave in to temptationMore example sentences
- So James tells us where we must look for the source of our temptations to do wrong.
- This division causes man to feel a dual temptation, the desire to rise to God and the downward pull of Satan.
- In other words, once we are in heaven with all the saints, all temptations and all desires for sin will be done away with.
- 1.1A thing or course of action that attracts or tempts someone: the temptations of life in New YorkMore example sentences
- I have in the past succumbed to temptation, lured by attractive coloured labels.
- Stripped of our comforts and distractions, we continue to face our strongest temptations.
- From furniture to fashion, the wide array of stalls offer great temptations to those with a discerning taste.
Middle English: from Old French temptacion, from Latin temptatio(n-), from temptare 'handle, test, try'.