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adjective as in alluring, inviting

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It’s tempting to say yes here, but I think I have to say no.

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As data from different vaccines start to pile up, it’s tempting to compare shots by their effectiveness, but that’s not always a useful exercise.

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To get the tempting snack, several brown tree snakes used the lasso-like move.

It may be tempting, when you look back at the last several decades of cancer research, to focus on all the failures.

Start by getting the basics right and fixing problemsWhile it’s tempting to dive in and use the cool stuff, it’s best to hold your excitement in check and start by taking care of any problems with your image.

At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.

It would be tempting, at this point, to say that the Internet will corrode religious authority and usher in the Great Secular Age.

It is tempting to think that Posada would be proud of how far his calavera images have traveled.

It is tempting for gay-rights advocates to imagine that a national majority is the same as a national consensus.

The column looked so tempting, like the David Brooks pieces I enjoy so much.

"They were not very tempting, certainly; however, we are pretty well used to them by this time," replied De Lucenay.

Her nose was high bridged, and straight to a point while the mouth below was small and tempting.

These fish are very tempting and delicate, and are not so injurious as shellfish are apt to be.

Moreover, the action necessary in conveying the tempting graces to their destination has not unfrequently been found useful.

It throve because it came with the tempting bribe of Heaven in one hand, and the withering threat of Hell in the other.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tempting, such as: appetizing, attractive, enticing, fascinating, heavenly, and intriguing.

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