- that tantalizes
- tempting; enticing: the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked bread
- When you make someone a delicious meal and present it on the table, this is an example of tantalizing the person with food.
- When someone comes very close to a promotion but isn't actually promoted, this is an example of a tantalizing someone with achievement.
Tantalizing is getting someone interested or excited, especially when you get someone excited in a teasing manner about something he or she cannot have.
(comparative more tantalizing, superlative most tantalizing)
- Present participle of tantalize.
- Putting Sophie into a home offers the tantalizing prospect of a return to "normal life," Judith speculates.
- They haven't been on the market very long, but it's no surprise that anything that promises to cleanse your body, wash your hair and immerse you in a tub full of bubbles is so tantalizing.
- Ballon Bleu -- W6920032: At first glance, this watch looks like another of Cartier's classic models, but a deeper perusal reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the future of horology design.
- While these incentives are tantalizing and promise significant savings, consumers should thoroughly investigate limitations, promotional periods, and overall usefulness before adding another credit card to their wallet.
- They're tantalizing to look at, and a peek of lace above a low-cut shirt can look like a cami layered underneath-without the annoying possibility of the bottom shirt getting bunched up under the one on top.