Thesaurus

tantalizing

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of tantalizing

(Entry 1 of 2)

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.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for tantalizing

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for tantalizing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tantalizing

Time Traveler for tantalizing

Time Traveler

The first known use of tantalizing was circa 1683

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Tantalizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tantalizing. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on tantalizing

Dictionary: Definition of tantalizing

Spanish Central: Translation of tantalizing

Nglish: Translation of tantalizing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of tantalizing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on tantalizing

What made you want to look up tantalizing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!