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tempting

[temp-ting] /ˈtɛmp tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that tempts; enticing or inviting.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; tempt + -ing2
Related forms
temptingly, adverb
temptingness, noun
untempting, adjective
untemptingly, adverb
Synonyms
attractive, alluring, seductive.
Antonyms
repellent.
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British Dictionary definitions for temptingness

tempting

/ˈtɛmptɪŋ/
adjective
1.
attractive or inviting: a tempting meal
Derived Forms
temptingly, adverb
temptingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for temptingness

tempting

adj.

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

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