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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
temptation (noun)
1.
the act of or the state of being especially to evil - tempting tempted enticement
2.
something tempting a cause or occasion of enticement
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
temptation (noun)
1.
the pressure to give in to a desire for easy or immediate pleasure
SYNONIMS:
allurement, enticement, lure, seduction
RELATED WORDS:
siren song; allure, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, charm, enchantment, glamour ( glamor); beckoning, invitation; bait, inducement, influence, persuasion, power, sway
temptation (noun)
2.
something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain
SYNONIMS:
allurement, bait, come-on, enticement, siren song, temptation, turn-on
RELATED WORDS:
appeal, call; attraction, boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, inducement, motivation, persuasion, seducement, seduction, spur, stimulus; decoy, snare, trap; entrapment, mousetrap
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alarm ( alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, notice, warning
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