enticing

adjective en·tic·ing \ in-ˈtī-siŋ , en- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of enticing

: arousing strong attraction or interest : alluring
  • an enticing aroma
  • an enticing menu
  • an enticing opportunity/possibility
  • Some of the most enticing food on the menu is in the "little bite" section, more than a dozen appetizers priced from $5 to $11 per plate.
  • —Aleta Watson
  • … the books that would give him a taste of the knowledge which was more enticing to his wide-awake young mind than clothes and food to his poor little body.
  • —Louisa May Alcott

enticingly

adverb
    • an enticingly aromatic dish
    • … this program enticingly acquaints students with the features and potential of microcomputers.
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    • He looked on her, his bright, healthy, enticingly beautiful daughter, and wondered what was going to become of her.
    • —Theodore Dreiser

enticingness

noun
    • We shall seek to be frugal with our sweet possessions, though their enticingness quite leads us astray …
    • —Emily Dickinson

First Known Use of enticing

1553



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