enticing

adjective

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: 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. Booklist
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

Examples of enticing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Silver Shadow is one of the Silversea vessels that sails this enticing route. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 10 July 2024 The unemployment rate has been creeping up, and pay increases are leveling off — making job hopping less enticing. Daniel Wine, CNN, 8 July 2024 Sonic isn’t the only fast food chain bringing on the enticing deals. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 The Model 3 lease price dropped again in April 2024 to an enticing $299/month. Emily Dreibelbis, PCMAG, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for enticing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enticing was in 1553

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“Enticing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enticing. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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