Definition of tantalizing
: possessing a quality that arouses or stimulates desire or interest; also : mockingly or teasingly out of reach
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Leave him in, and a tantalizing opportunity to seize the lead could be wasted.
Why not scoop up a few tantalizing snacks along the way?
The most tantalizing CEO job now open in the tech world also may be the toughest.
The PLATO mission, headed up by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin, seeks to expand our knowledge of the tantalizing worlds that lie beyond our little neighborhood in the galaxy.
In fairness, given the current state of New York City’s subway system, reinventing the subway isn’t the worst idea, but the bus remains a tantalizing, cheaper alternative.
Screenwriter Aubrey Nealon is masterfully stingy with the script, carefully doling out information about Cardinal and other characters in very small but tantalizing doses.
The prospect of the kind of mogul-to-mogul matchup that Bloomberg took a pass on last time is tantalizing.
As Michell establishes with tantalizing concision in the pre-title sequence, Ambrose's letters home had taken a couple of drastic turns in recent months, from enchantment to mistrust to outright terror.
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