temptingness

tempting

[temp-ting]
adjective
that tempts; enticing or inviting.

Origin:
1540–50; tempt + -ing2

temptingly, adverb
temptingness, noun
untempting, adjective
untemptingly, adverb


attractive, alluring, seductive.


repellent.
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tempting (ˈtɛmptɪŋ)
 
adj
attractive or inviting: a tempting meal
 
'temptingly
 
adv
 
'temptingness
 
n

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tempt
early 13c., from O.Fr. tempter (12c.), from L. temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Tempting in the sense of "inviting" is from 1590s; temptress is from 1590s.
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