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temptation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of temptation

  1. 1 the pressure to give in to a desire for easy or immediate pleasure <he felt the temptation to go sailing, but did his chores instead> Synonyms allurement, enticement, lure, seduction Related Words siren song; allure, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, charm, enchantment, glamour (also glamor); beckoning, invitation; bait, inducement, influence, persuasion, power, sway

  2. 2 something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain <money, power, and other overwhelming temptations can seduce a person to a life of crime> Synonyms allurement, bait, come-on, enticement, siren song, lure, turn-onRelated Words appeal, call; attraction, boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, inducement, motivation, persuasion, seducement, seduction, spur, stimulus; decoy, snare, trap; entrapment, mousetrapNear Antonyms alarm (also alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, notice, warning





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