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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  • temptingness — See temptingly. * * * …   Universalium

  • temptingness — noun The quality of being tempting; allure …   Wiktionary

  • temptingness — tempt·ing·ness || temptɪŋnɪs n. quality of being tempting; quality of being enticing; attractiveness, alluringness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temptingness — tempt·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • temptingness — noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm • Syn: ↑allure, ↑allurement • Derivationally related forms: ↑tempting, ↑allure (for: ↑allurement), ↑allure ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • allurement — noun 1. attractiveness its allurement was its remoteness • Hypernyms: ↑temptation, ↑enticement 2. the power to entice or attract through personal charm • Syn: ↑allure, ↑temptingness …   Useful english dictionary

  • tempting — temptingly, adv. temptingness, n. /temp ting/, adj. that tempts; enticing or inviting. [1540 50; TEMPT + ING2] Syn. attractive, alluring, seductive. Ant. repellent. * * * …   Universalium

  • appeal — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, acceptability, adjuration, adjure, adorability, agacerie, agreeability, aid prayer, allure, allurement, amiability, appeal motion, appeal to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • charm — Synonyms and related words: absorb, absorb the attention, adorability, agacerie, agreeability, agreeableness, alchemy, allay, allure, allurement, amiability, amulet, anklet, appeal, appealingness, argue into, armlet, arrest, ascendancy, assuage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enchantment — Synonyms and related words: Jonah, affection, affectionateness, agacerie, alchemy, allure, allurement, amativeness, amorousness, appeal, appealingness, ascendancy, attraction, attractiveness, authority, bad influence, beatification, beatitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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