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tantalizing

adjective

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tantalizing

verb
present participle of tantalize

Synonyms & Antonyms of tantalizing (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause (someone) to feel interest or excitement about something that is very attractive, appealing, etc.
  • She was tantalized by the possibility of earning a lot of money quickly.

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The first known use of tantalizing was circa 1683

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“Tantalizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tantalizing. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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