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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’
appetizing, mouth-watering, delicious, succulent, luscious, toothsomeenticing, alluring, attractive, appealing, inviting, captivating, seductiveseductive, sexy, desirable, sexually attractive, provocativeView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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