tan·​ta·​liz·​ing ˈtan-tə-ˌlī-ziŋ How to pronounce tantalizing (audio)
: possessing a quality that arouses or stimulates desire or interest
also : mockingly or teasingly out of reach
tantalizingly adverb

Examples of tantalizing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In today’s ever-changing financial landscape, the pursuit of wealth through investment can be both tantalizing and daunting – especially for beginners. William Earl, Variety, 13 May 2024 In his last three, however, Yamamoto has flashed a tantalizing level of dominance, with back-to-back outings of six scoreless innings preceding Tuesday’s gem. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tantalizing 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tantalizing was circa 1683

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“Tantalizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tantalizing. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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