Definitions for temptationtɛmpˈteɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of tempting; enticement or allurement.
something that tempts, entices, or allures.
the fact or state of being tempted, esp. to evil.
an instance of this.
Origin of temptation:
1175–1225; ME temptacion < L temptātiō. See tempt , -tion
something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
"he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
"his enticements were shameless"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the feeling of being tempted by sth
It was a temptation I could not resist.
to be unable to resist temptation
I gave into temptation and tried the chocolate.
sth that tempts sb
the temptations of life
The act of tempting
The condition of being tempted.
Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement.
Pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions.
the act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction
the state of being tempted, or enticed to evil
that which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil
"Temptation" is a popular song, published in 1933, with music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed. The song was used in the film Singin' in the Rain and later in the 1983 musical based on the film, and is prominently featured in Valerio Zurlini's Violent Summer. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1933 film Going Hollywood. Crosby recorded the song with Lennie Hayton's orchestra on October 22, 1933. He recorded it again with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra on March 3, 1945.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A desire to do something you know you should not do.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'temptation' in Nouns Frequency: #2615
Translations for temptation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of tempting
the temptation of Christ (by the Devil).
- إغْراء، إغْواءArabic
- tentaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VersuchungGerman
- πειρασμός, πρόκλησηGreek
- اغوا؛ وسوسهFarsi
- iskušenje, napastCroatian
- gundymas, vilionėLithuanian
- vilināšana; kārdināšanaLatvian
- ispită, tentaţieRomanian
- baştan çıkarmaTurkish
- 引誘Chinese (Trad.)
- sự xúi giụcVietnamese
- 引诱Chinese (Simp.)
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