Simple Definition of temptation
: a strong urge or desire to have or do something
: something that causes a strong urge or desire to have or do something and especially something that is bad, wrong, or unwise
Examples of temptation in a sentence
Money is always a temptation.
The dessert menu has a lot of delicious temptations.
the temptations of the city
First Known Use of temptation
Rhymes with temptation
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TEMPTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of temptation for Students
1 : the act of considering or causing to consider doing something wrong or unwise
2 : a strong desire <a temptation for candy>
3 : something that causes a strong desire <The money was a temptation.>
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