Translation of "temptation" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

引诱;诱惑
[ + to infinitive ] As a young actress, she resisted the temptation to move to Hollywood. 作为一名年轻的女演员,她抵制住了前往好莱坞的诱惑。

[ C ] something that makes you want to do or have something that you know you should not

很有诱惑力的事物
He knew it was wrong to steal, but the money just lying there was too great a temptation. 他知道偷盗是不对的,但钱就摆在那儿,对他的诱惑实在太大了。

More examples

  • I'm afraid I succumbed to temptation and had a piece of cheesecake.
  • I finally surrendered to temptation, and ate the last remaining chocolate.
  • It's very easy to yield to temptation and spend too much money.
  • The temptation is to take more food than you need.

(Translation of “temptation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)