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temptation

noun uk   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 managed to resist 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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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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