noun temp·ta·tion \tem(p)-ˈtā-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of TEMPTATION

:  the act of tempting or the state of being tempted especially to evil :  enticement
:  something tempting :  a cause or occasion of enticement

Examples of TEMPTATION

  1. Money is always a temptation.
  2. The dessert menu has a lot of delicious temptations.
  3. the temptations of the city

First Known Use of TEMPTATION

13th century
TEMPTATION Defined for Kids


noun temp·ta·tion \temp-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of TEMPTATION for Kids

:  the act of considering or causing to consider doing something wrong or unwise
:  a strong desire <a temptation for candy>
:  something that causes a strong desire <The money was a temptation.>


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