Temptation meaning

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The definition of a temptation is an urge or desire to do something, especially something you should not, or it refers to a wrong or forbidden pleasure that is enticing.

When you feel a strong urge to eat cake when on a diet, this is an example of temptation.

The cake that makes you want to eat it is an example of a temptation.

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Pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions.
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Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement.
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The act of tempting or the condition of being tempted.
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A tempting or being tempted.
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The act of tempting.
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Something tempting or enticing.
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The condition of being tempted.
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Something that tempts; enticement.
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Origin of temptation

  • From Old French temptacion, from Latin temptatio

    From Wiktionary