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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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Luigi Pirandello:

    Woman -- for example, look at her case! She turns tantalizing inviting glances on you. You seize her. No sooner does she feel herself in your grasp than she closes her eyes. It is a sign of her mission, the sign by which she says to man: Blind yourself, for I am blind.

  2. Dave McGrail:

    The idea was give them a decision that, at least, I think there's a right or wrong answer... and then couch it in a way so it looks really tantalizing to them to do the wrong thing and then see what they do.

  3. Bruce Neal:

    Two points here : first, while it’s an intuitively appealing finding, it is statistically rather weak, second, good adherence is hard to achieve with current therapeutic options for PAP. If a new, very well-tolerated mode of PAP therapy is identified, it would be really helpful to do a large outcome trial to try and confirm this tantalizing observation.

  4. Helen Williams:

    Our results provide tantalizing evidence for the presence of deep magma ocean crystals formed from a time when the Earth was almost entirely molten.

  5. SwRIsHunter:

    The dynamic interface of a complex core and seawater could potentially create energy sources that might support life, while we have not found evidence of the presence of microbial life in the ocean of Enceladus, the growing evidence for chemical disequilibrium offers a tantalizing hint that habitable conditions could exist beneath the moons icy crust.

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