Tempting
Tempting Tempt"ing, a. Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures. -- {Tempt"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Tempt"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • tempting — [temp′tiŋ] adj. that tempts; alluring; attractive; seductive temptingly adv …   English World dictionary

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  • tempting — tempt|ing [ temptıŋ ] adjective used for describing something that makes you feel you would like to have it or do it: a tempting array of desserts There are still lots of tempting offers on nearly new cars. it is tempting to do something used for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • tempting — UK [ˈtemptɪŋ] / US adjective used for describing something that makes you feel you would like to have it or to do it There are still lots of tempting offers on nearly new cars. • it is tempting to do something Derived word: temptingly adverb… …   English dictionary

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