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tantalizing

adjective uk (UK usually tantalising)   /ˈtæn.tə.laɪ.zɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ə-/
describes something that causes desire and excitement in you, but is unlikely to provide a way of satisfying that desire: I caught a tantalizing glimpse of the sparkling blue sea through the trees.
tantalizingly
adverb uk (UK usually tantalisingly)   /-li/ us  
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