What does tempting mean?

Definitions for tempting
ˈtɛmp tɪŋtempt·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alluring, beguiling, enticing, temptingadjective

    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"

  2. tantalizing, tantalising, temptingadjective

    very pleasantly inviting

    "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"

Wiktionary

  1. temptingadjective

    attractive, appealing, enticing

  2. temptingadjective

    seductive, alluring, inviting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tempting

    of Tempt

  2. Temptingadjective

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

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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. Pauline Musariri:

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

  2. Eleni Linos:

    As technology becomes more sophisticated and people start to use their phones interactively for an increasing number of daily tasks, it would not be surprising if they also increasingly turned to electronic devices for help with personal, health and safety issues, the phone user needs to retain the power to choose what happens. Every domestic violence and sexual assault situation is different, and the phone won't know if the abuser suddenly re-enters the room, grabs the phone, or starts listening in. It's tempting to say that the phone should automatically dial 9-1-1, but that could lead to an increase in the number of accidental calls, limit emergency services' capacity to respond to actual urgent calls, and worst of all might tip off the perpetrator that his or her victim is trying to get help.

  3. Jose Eliecer Sierra:

    Another very tempting option that people are thinking about is cattle - knocking down coffee trees and planting grass for cows.

  4. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley:

    During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices, we must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.

  5. Stephen Breyer:

    It might be tempting to dismiss B. L.’s words as unworthy of the robust First Amendment protections discussed herein, but sometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary.

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