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English definition of “tempting”


adjective     /ˈtemp.tɪŋ/
If something is tempting, you want to do or have it: a tempting offer That pie looks very tempting. [+ to infinitive] It's tempting to blame television for the increase in crime.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant temptingly     /-li/ adverb AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
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