What does tempting mean?

Definitions for tempting
ˈtɛmp tɪŋtempt·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tantalizing, tantalising, tempting(adj)

    very pleasantly inviting

    "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"

  2. alluring, beguiling, enticing, tempting(adj)

    highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

    "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation"

Wiktionary

  1. tempting(Adjective)

    attractive, appealing, enticing

  2. tempting(Adjective)

    seductive, alluring, inviting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tempting

    of Tempt

  2. Tempting(adj)

    adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures

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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 tempting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tempting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tempting in a Sentence

  1. Nikki Haley:

    During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices.

  2. Jeff Schaider:

    It's tempting to try, it looks like it's pretty cool, but it's probably a bad idea.

  3. David Hastings:

    These plastics will remain in the bay, the gulf and ocean for more than a lifetime, while we use most plastic bags and bottles for less than an hour, although it is tempting to clean up the mess, it is not feasible to remove these particles from the water column or separate them out from sediments.

  4. Gurch Randhawa:

    It is no doubt tempting to relax social distancing, offer the glimmer of a much needed hug, and lift restrictions on international travel, but this could be a big mistake at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Iain Brassington:

    There is genuine confusion about what constitutes euthanasia and it's quite tempting to conflate it with the withdrawal of treatment, what's crucial is the intention.

Images & Illustrations of tempting

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