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Adj.1.tantalising - arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; "a tantalizing taste of success"
inviting - attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer"
2.tantalising - very pleasantly inviting; "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"
inviting - attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer"
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(ˈtӕntəlaiz) verb
to tease or torment (a person etc) by making him want something he cannot have and by keeping it just beyond his reach. The expensive clothes in the shop-window tantalized her.
ˈtantalizing, ˈtantalising adjective
tantalizing smells in the kitchen.
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As love-making in which we have no share is apt to be either tantalising or monotonous, I propose to skip the next fortnight and introduce myself to the reader at a moment when I am once more alone.
One day, Oliver and Noah had descended into the kitchen at the usual dinner-hour, to banquet upon a small joint of mutton--a pound and a half of the worst end of the neck--when Charlotte being called out of the way, there ensued a brief interval of time, which Noah Claypole, being hungry and vicious, considered he could not possibly devote to a worthier purpose than aggravating and tantalising young Oliver Twist.
It was tantalising to get no more than hints into a character that interested me so much.
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Dr Margaret McCartney, of Glasgow, said the popular game has the "tantalising side-effect" of increased exercise for players.
Tantalising moments of genuine crossover hint at what could have been, but for the main this is a missed opportunity that frustratingly feels exactly the sum of its parts.
Having been a fan for some time now the prospect of a Fallows album 'Liars & Kings' is a tantalising one.
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