tempting


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Synonyms for tempting

Synonyms for tempting

Synonyms for tempting

highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

very pleasantly inviting

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The keeper, then, in full detail, and bit by bit, described the end of the contest, exalting to the best of his power and ability the valour of Don Quixote, at the sight of whom the lion quailed, and would not and dared not come out of the cage, although he had held the door open ever so long; and showing how, in consequence of his having represented to the knight that it was tempting God to provoke the lion in order to force him out, which he wished to have done, he very reluctantly, and altogether against his will, had allowed the door to be closed.
When I've made up my mind that I can't afford to buy a tempting dog, I take no notice of him, because if he took a strong fancy to me and looked lovingly at me, the struggle between arithmetic and inclination might become unpleasantly severe.
So she went by herself into her chamber, and got ready a poisoned apple: the outside looked very rosy and tempting, but whoever tasted it was sure to die.
Slowly the pangs became less keen, as suffering deadened the activity of certain nerves; and then the light flashed on once again, and before me stood an array of new and tempting dishes, with great bottles of clear water and flagons of refreshing wine, upon the outside of which the cold sweat of condensation stood.
Again, with the hunger madness of a wild beast, I sprang forward to seize those tempting dishes; but, as before, the light went out and I came to a sudden stop against a hard wall.
By sheer will-power I regained control over my tottering mentality, and so successful was I that the next time that the light came I sat quite still and looked indifferently at the fresh and tempting food almost within my reach.
Very well, I won't touch it," decided the kitten; "but you must keep it away from me, for the smell is very tempting.
But--as a man who had been matchless held In cunning, over-reached where least he thought, To salve his credit, and for very spite, Still will be tempting him who foils him still, And never cease, though to his shame the more; Or as a swarm of flies in vintage-time, About the wine-press where sweet must is poured, Beat off, returns as oft with humming sound; Or surging waves against a solid rock, Though all to shivers dashed, the assault renew, (Vain battery
That may tempt a few punters to back County at 8/1 (Bet Victor) while the draw is also tempting at 17/4.
Last season's top scorer Papiss Cisse is a mouth-watering 11/1, and new boy "Gini" Wijnaldum is tempting at 16/1.
Instead, the research suggests that brands should focus on tempting their mailing lists: 38% said that the most popular email subject lines in the sample made them feel "tempted".
Tempting Fate" is an official selection film chosen to be premiered at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival at the very prestigious Rave Cinema in Hollywood February 5, 2015, and also at the USA Indie Fest.
However, a former Bradford Bulls teammate of 'Slammin' Sam' Ferres agrees the lucrative contracts on offer are tempting.
Setting new financial boundaries before you move into what is a very tempting time is a positive use of your money, planet Venus.