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temptation (n.)

c. 1200, "act of enticing someone to sin," also "an experience or state of being tempted," from Old French temptacion (12c., Modern French tentation), from Latin temptationem (nominative temptatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of temptare "to feel, try out" (see tempt). Meaning "that which tempts a person (to sin)" is from c. 1500.

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Definitions of temptation from WordNet

temptation (n.)
something that seduces or has the quality to seduce;
Synonyms: enticement
temptation (n.)
the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid;
he felt the temptation and his will power weakened
temptation (n.)
the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire;
Synonyms: enticement
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