adjective see tempt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Temptable — Tempt a*ble, a. Capable of being tempted; liable to be tempted. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temptable — See tempt. * * * …   Universalium

  • temptable — adj. seduceable, inducible, that can be enticed, easily influenced …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temptable — tempt·able …   English syllables

  • temptable — adjective susceptible to temptation • Similar to: ↑susceptible • Derivationally related forms: ↑tempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • tempt — temptable, adj. /tempt/, v.t. 1. to entice or allure to do something often regarded as unwise, wrong, or immoral. 2. to attract, appeal strongly to, or invite: The offer tempts me. 3. to render strongly disposed to do something: The book tempted… …   Universalium

  • tentability — ˌtentəˈbiləd.ē noun Etymology: irregular from temptable + ity : the quality or state of being temptable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Temptability — Tempt a*bil i*ty, n. The quality or state of being temptable; lability to temptation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tempt — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French tempter, tenter, from Latin temptare, tentare to feel, try Date: 13th century 1. to entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain 2. a. obsolete to make trial of ; test b. to try… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tempt — verb 1》 entice (someone) to do something against their better judgement. 2》 persuade (someone) to do something; attract. 3》 archaic risk provoking (a deity or abstract force). Phrases tempt fate (or providence) do something risky or dangerous.… …   English new terms dictionary

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