What does tantalizing mean?

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tan·ta·liz·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tantalizing, tantalising(adj)

    arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach

    "a tantalizing taste of success"

  2. tantalizing, tantalising, tempting(adj)

    very pleasantly inviting

    "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"

Wiktionary

  1. tantalizing(Adjective)

    Teasing; tempting, but beyond reach.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantalizing

    of Tantalize

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantalizing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantalizing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of tantalizing in a Sentence

  1. Amy Simon:

    Every time we look at Jupiter, we get tantalizing hints that something really exciting is going on, this time is no exception.

  2. Jeff Anderson:

    That’s tantalizing because it suggests that maybe one of the things the short sleepers are doing in the scanner is performing memory consolidation more efficiently than non-short sleepers.

  3. Tom Connolly:

    There's a tantalizing possibility that people were here thousands of years earlier than we thought.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perception. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth and sharp and smart etc....often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and deceitfully back-stabbing you - when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that the appearances can often be deceptive, and always too good to be true. And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us still likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  5. Toby Wilkinson:

    We may get to the point within a few years of knowing whether there is a chamber behind (those walls), but I think it will be quite a while before we can peek inside any chamber that might be there, but it's very tantalizing and it would be nice to think that in a few years' time we might have the final answer.

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