1 : a strong urge or desire to have or do something
[count] — often followed by to + verb
I resisted the temptation to buy the shoes.
He could not resist the temptation to show off his new car.
Don't give in to the temptation to snack between meals.
There is always a/the temptation to procrastinate.
She gave in to temptation. = She succumbed to temptation.
2 [count] : something that causes a strong urge or desire to have or do something and especially something that is bad, wrong, or unwise
Money/power is always a temptation.
The dessert menu has a lot of delicious temptations.
the temptations of the city