Etymology
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tempting (adj.)

"inviting, seductive, alluring," 1590s, present-participle adjective from tempt (v.). Related: Temptingly.

updated on January 20, 2014

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Definitions of tempting from WordNet

tempting (adj.)
highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire;
a tempting invitation
Synonyms: alluring / beguiling / enticing
tempting (adj.)
very pleasantly inviting;
a tempting repast
Synonyms: tantalizing / tantalising
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