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temptation

noun

1 temptation

Something that seduces or has the quality to seduce.

synonym: enticement.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Polish: pokusa



2 temptation

The desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid.

3 temptation

The act of influencing by exciting hope or desire.

synonym: enticement.

Dutch: bekoring, lokroep, seductie, verleiding, verlokking, verzoeking


Moby thesaurus: agacerie, allure, allurement, ambition, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, bait, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, cajoling, captivating, captivation, catch, charisma, charm ... show more.

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