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temptation

 
Noun temptation has 3 senses
  1. temptation, enticement - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    --1 is a kind of influence
    --1 has particulars:
     forbidden fruit; bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener; allurement
    Derived form: verb tempt3
  2. temptation - the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
    --2 is a kind of
    desire
    Derived form: verb tempt1
  3. enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
    --3 is a kind of influence
    --3 has particulars:
     blandishment, wheedling; leading astray, leading off; seduction; solicitation, allurement
    Derived forms: verb tempt2, verb tempt4
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