temptingly


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tempt·ing

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

tempt′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.temptingly - in a tempting seductive manner; "she smiled at him seductively"
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Translations
بإغْراء
lákavě
fristende
csábítóan
á freistandi hátt
lákavo
baştan çıkaracak şekilde

temptingly

[ˈtemptɪŋlɪ] ADV [displayed, arrayed] → de modo tentador
their strawberry gateau is temptingly fruitysu pastel de fresa lleno de fruta resulta de lo más apetitoso
it is temptingly easy tolo más fácil sería ..., uno se siente tentado a ...
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temptingly

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temptingly

[ˈtɛmptɪŋlɪ] advin modo allettante
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Up this lay the secure and plenteous hunting region so temptingly described by the Indians.
"And why is it not with the rich?" asked Zarathustra temptingly, while he kept back the kine which sniffed familiarly at the peaceful one.
How charming it is, then, when they tell us how, after all this, they lead him to another chamber where he finds the tables set out in such style that he is filled with amazement and wonder; to see how they pour out water for his hands distilled from amber and sweet-scented flowers; how they seat him on an ivory chair; to see how the damsels wait on him all in profound silence; how they bring him such a variety of dainties so temptingly prepared that the appetite is at a loss which to select; to hear the music that resounds while he is at table, by whom or whence produced he knows not.
The next day Sarah showed Schulenberg a neat card on which the menu was beautifully typewritten with the viands temptingly marshalled under their right and proper heads from "hors d'oeuvre" to "not responsible for overcoats and umbrellas."
At short distances--and they were entirely too short--all along the road, were groups of neat and comely children, with their wares nicely and temptingly set forth in the grass under the shade trees, and as soon as we approached they swarmed into the road, holding out their baskets and milk bottles, and ran beside the carriage, barefoot and bareheaded, and importuned us to buy.
But, ungrateful as the task was, we set about it with exemplary patience, and after a snail-like progress of an hour or more, had scaled perhaps one half of the distance, when the fever which had left me for a while returned with such violence, and accompanied by so raging a thirst, that it required all the entreaties of Toby to prevent me from losing all the fruits of my late exertion, by precipitating myself madly down the cliffs we had just climbed, in quest of the water which flowed so temptingly at their base.
She was tired of care and confinement, longed for change, and thoughts of her father blended temptingly with the novel charms of camps and hospitals, liberty and fun.
Norris was beginning to arrange by what junction of carriages and horses most could be done, when the young people, meeting with an outward door, temptingly open on a flight of steps which led immediately to turf and shrubs, and all the sweets of pleasure-grounds, as by one impulse, one wish for air and liberty, all walked out.
The air resounds with the pipe and tabor, and the drums and trumpets of the showmen shouting at the doors of their caravans, over which tremendous pictures of the wonders to be seen within hang temptingly; while through all rises the shrill "root-too-too-too" of Mr.
As Fogg put himself very temptingly within the reach of Mr.
Cakes and desserts are on display in a cabinet and pastries, scones and other delights are placed temptingly on the shop counter.
As children we've also crowded round the cotton candy man, absolutely enamoured by the beautiful snow like candy sprouting temptingly from stick.