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Adjective: tempting  tem(p)-ting
  1. Highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    "a tempting invitation";
    - alluring, beguiling, enticing
     
  2. Very pleasantly inviting
    "a tempting repast";
    - tantalizing, tantalising [Brit]
Verb: tempt  tem(p)t
  1. Dispose, incline or entice to
    "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food";
    - allure
     
  2. Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    "He tempted me into temptation";
    - entice, lure
     
  3. Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
    "the window displays tempted the shoppers";
    - invite
     
  4. Induce into action by using one's charm
    "She tempted him into giving her all his money";
    - charm, influence
     
  5. Try to seduce
     
  6. Try presumptuously
    "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"

See also: inviting, seductive

Type of: arouse, bid, excite, invite, persuade, provoke, sex, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, turn on

Encyclopedia: Tempt, Tease and Touch