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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having strong appeal; enticing: a tempting repast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. attractive, appealing, enticing
  • adj. seductive, alluring, inviting
  • v. Present participle of tempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That tempts, entices, or allures; attractive; seductive: as, tempting pleasures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
  • adj. very pleasantly inviting

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