Synonyms of tempting


1. tempt, allure, invite, bid

usage: dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"

2. entice, lure, tempt, provoke, stimulate

usage: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"

3. tempt, invite, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

usage: give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"

4. charm, influence, tempt, persuade

usage: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

5. tempt, arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up

usage: try to seduce

6. tempt, persuade

usage: try presumptuously; "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"


1. alluring, beguiling, enticing, tempting, seductive (vs. unseductive)

usage: highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation"

2. tantalizing, tantalising, tempting, inviting (vs. uninviting)

usage: very pleasantly inviting; "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"

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Definition and meaning of tempting (Dictionary)