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temptation

noun
 
 
/tempˈteɪʃən/
FEELING [C, U] B2 a feeling that you want to do or have something, although you know you should not: [+ to do sth] I resisted the temptation to (= I did not) have another piece of chocolate cake.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attractionFeelings of desire
SOMETHING THAT TEMPTS [C] something that makes you want to do or have something although you know you should not: He knew crime was wrong but the money was too great a temptation.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attractionFeelings of desire
Translations of “temptation”
in Korean 유혹…
in Arabic إغْراء…
in Portuguese tentação…
in Catalan temptació…
in Japanese 誘惑, 衝動…
in Italian tentazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 引誘, 誘惑, 很有誘惑力的事物…
in Russian соблазн, искушение…
in Turkish karşıkonulamaz istek, şeytana uyma, tahrik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 引诱, 诱惑, 很有诱惑力的事物…
in Polish pokusa…
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