Definitions for temptation
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word temptation.
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tentation, Fr. from tempt.
All temptation to transgress repel. John Milton.
When by human weakness, and the arts of the tempter, you are led into temptations, prayer is the thread to bring you out of this labyrinth. Brian Duppa.
Set a deep glass of rhenish wine on the contrary casket; for if the devil be within, and that temptation without, he will choose it. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown;
View it, and lay the bright temptation down:
’Tis base to seize on all. John Dryden, Aurengzebe.
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
The numerical value of temptation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of temptation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
For the average investor we are advising them to tune out the noise and resist the temptation to make rash moves. Keep calm and stay the course, the majority of our clients are taking the long-term perspective.
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
There is no evil in a man's mind, only temptation.
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
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Translations for temptation
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- temptacióCatalan, Valencian
- pokušení, pokoušeníCzech
- Verführung, VersuchungGerman
- viettelys, viehättyneisyys, houkuttelu, viettely, kiusaus, houkutusFinnish
- penggodaan, godaanMalay
- искушение, соблазнRussian
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