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temptationnoun

uk   /tempˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /tempˈteɪ.ʃən/
B2 [C or U] the wish to do or have something that you know you should not do or have: [+ to infinitive] As a young actress, she resisted the temptation to move to Hollywood.
[C] something that makes you want to do or have something that you know you should not: He knew it was wrong to steal, but the money just lying there was too great a temptation.

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temptationnoun [C/U]

us   /tempˈteɪ·ʃən/
the desire to have or do something, esp. something wrong, or something that causes this desire: [U] It’s not easy to resist temptation. [C] Ice cream is always a real temptation for me.
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Translations of “temptation”
in Arabic إغْراء…
in Korean 유혹…
in Portuguese tentação…
in Catalan temptació…
in Japanese 誘惑, 衝動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 引诱, 诱惑, 很有诱惑力的事物…
in Turkish karşıkonulamaz istek, şeytana uyma, tahrik…
in Russian соблазн, искушение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 引誘, 誘惑, 很有誘惑力的事物…
in Italian tentazione…
in Polish pokusa…
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