February 19, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
temptation /tɛmpˈteɪʃən/ noun
temptation
/tɛmpˈteɪʃən/
noun

plural temptations

A delicious temptation
A delicious temptation
Learner's definition of TEMPTATION

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.

[noncount]

  • 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

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