tempting


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tempt·ing

 (tĕmp′tĭng)
adj.
Having strong appeal; enticing: a tempting repast.

tempt′ing·ly adv.

tempting

(ˈtɛmptɪŋ)
adj
attractive or inviting: a tempting meal.
ˈtemptingly adv
ˈtemptingness n

tempt•ing

(ˈtɛmp tɪŋ)

adj.
enticing or inviting.
[1540–50]
tempt′ing•ly, adv.
tempt′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tempting - highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desiretempting - 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"
seductive - tending to entice into a desired action or state
2.tempting - very pleasantly inviting; "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"
inviting - attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer"

tempting

adjective inviting, enticing, seductive, alluring, attractive, mouthwatering, appetizing Resisting tempting goodies becomes a measure of your success.
off-putting (Brit. informal), uninviting, undesirable, unattractive, unappetizing, untempting

tempting

adjective
Translations
مُغْرٍمُغْرٍ، جَذّاب
lákavývábný
fristende
houkutteleva
primamljiv
freistandi
誘惑する
유혹하는
vabljiv
frestande
ล่อใจ
mang tính cám dỗ

tempting

[ˈtemptɪŋ] ADJ [food] → apetitoso; [offer, idea] → tentador
it would be tempting to agreeuno se siente tentado a pensar lo mismo

tempting

[ˈtɛmptɪŋ] adj [offer, idea] → tentant(e); [food, smell] → appétissant(e)
it would be tempting to ...
It would be tempting to agree → On est tenté d'être d'accord.

tempting

adjverlockend, verführerisch; it is tempting to say that …es ist verlockend zu sagen, dass …

tempting

[ˈtɛmptɪŋ] adj (offer) → allettante; (food) → appetitoso/a

tempt

(tempt) verb
to (try to) persuade or attract to do something; to make (someone) want to do (something). The sunshine tempted them (to go) out.
tempˈtation noun
1. the act of tempting. the temptation of Christ (by the Devil).
2. something that tempts. He was surrounded by temptations.
ˈtempterfeminine ˈtemptress noun
a person who tempts.
ˈtempting adjective
attractive. That cake looks tempting.
ˈtemptingly adverb
be tempted (to do something)
to think that it would be pleasant, interesting etc to do (something). I'm tempted to go to the party.

tempting

مُغْرٍ lákavý fristende verführerisch δελεαστικός tentador houkutteleva tentant primamljiv invitante 誘惑する 유혹하는 verleidelijk fristende kuszący tentador заманчивый frestande ล่อใจ baştan çıkarıcı mang tính cám dỗ 诱惑人的

tempting

a. tentador-a; atractivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
The parlor was always bright and attractive, the chessboard ready, the piano in tune, plenty of gay gossip, and a nice little supper set forth in tempting style.
Never had that lady seemed a more tempting subject than at that moment, seated there like some sensuous Madonna, with the gleam of the fading day enriching her splendid color.
Notwithstanding this apparent adherence in Magua to the original determination of his conquerors, Heyward could not believe his tempting bait was so soon forgotten; and he knew the windings of an Indian's path too well to suppose that its apparent course led directly to its object, when artifice was at all necessary.
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
The Widow Douglas' splendid hospitality was a tempting bait.
The weather was not tempting enough to draw the two others from their pencil and their book, in spite of Marianne's declaration that the day would be lastingly fair, and that every threatening cloud would be drawn off from their hills; and the two girls set off together.
The minute after a step traversed the hall; the open house was too tempting for Heathcliff to resist walking in: most likely he supposed that I was inclined to shirk my promise, and so resolved to trust to his own audacity.
Mary always breakfasted with him and when they found themselves at the table--particularly if there were delicate slices of sizzling ham sending forth tempting odors from under a hot silver cover--they would look into each other's eyes in desperation.
Lecount takes the business in hand and lays a trap for me -- I decline her tempting invitation by becoming totally ignorant of the whole affair the instant any second person appears in it.
But there have been times since, in my manhood, many times there have been, when I have thought, Is it possible, among the possibilities of hidden things, that in the sudden rashness of the child and her wild look so far off, there was any merciful attraction of her into danger, any tempting her towards him permitted on the part of her dead father, that her life might have a chance of ending that day?
It was tempting to think of that expensive Mercenary publicly airing his boots in the archway of the Blue Boar's posting-yard; it was almost solemn to imagine him casually produced in the tailor's shop and confounding the disrespectful senses of Trabb's boy.
That cottage and the money hidden within it had been in his mind continually during his walk, and he had been imagining ways of cajoling and tempting the weaver to part with the immediate possession of his money for the sake of receiving interest.