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Definition of "temptation" []

  • The act of tempting or the condition of being tempted. (noun)
  • Something tempting or enticing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "temptation" in a sentence
  • "Accordingly it was found that the poor old trot could say only, _Lead us into temptation, or Lead us not into no temptation_."
  • "When he gets close the temptation is there to horse him the last couple feet but don't."
  • "Pope Benedict XVI, at an outdoor Mass in Ancona, Italy, prayed for victims and urged the world to resist what he called the "temptation toward hatred" and instead work for solidarity, justice and peace."