Tantalism Tan"ta*lism, n. [See {Tantalize}.] A punishment like that of Tantalus; a teasing or tormenting by the hope or near approach of good which is not attainable; tantalization. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Is not such a provision like tantalism to this people? --Josiah Quincy. [1913 Webster]

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  • tantalism — tanˈtalism noun 1. The punishment of Tantalus 2. A tormenting • • • Main Entry: ↑tantalize …   Useful english dictionary

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