Definition of tempting in English:

tempting

adjective

  • Appealing to or attracting someone, even if wrong or unwise.

    ‘a tempting financial offer’
    [with infinitive] ‘it is often tempting to bring about change rapidly’
    • ‘The macaroni underneath is OK but certainly nowhere as delicious as the tempting topping.’
    • ‘Some people are more tempting targets for mosquitoes than others.’
    • ‘Crisp and crunchy Coconut Fried Shrimp makes a tempting appetizer.’
    • ‘A tempting offer is on for avid book collectors.’
    • ‘These must have been tempting offers, but he turned them down.’
    • ‘Over forty market stalls will display a tempting selection of delicious seafood.’
    • ‘He was getting all sorts of tempting offers for a copy of the tape.’
    • ‘They are running a couple of very tempting offers for all new clients.’
    • ‘Staff can now offer a tempting range of products from well-known names.’
    • ‘You can choose any alternative from the tempting soup list.’
    • ‘I expected to be offered a tempting plate of delicious morsels.’
    • ‘Apple pie is just one of many tempting treats on offer.’
    • ‘The restaurant offered a variety of tempting dishes, including a number of vegetarian options.’
    • ‘Many schools are not providing tempting but healthy alternatives to junk food.’
    • ‘The cuisine is excellent: delicious island food, together with the most tempting snacks.’
    • ‘It sounds too good to be true but this is the tempting prize on offer.’
    • ‘The menus offered a tempting feast of gourmet food.’
    • ‘He had such a tempting, forbidden appeal to him!’
    • ‘Stallholders offer us tempting nibbles as we pass by.’
    • ‘The website even offers a few tempting recipes.’
    appetizing, mouth-watering, delicious, succulent, luscious, toothsome
    enticing, alluring, attractive, appealing, inviting, captivating, seductive
    seductive, sexy, desirable, sexually attractive, provocative
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Pronunciation:

tempting

/ˈtɛm(p)tɪŋ/