From Old French temptacion, from Latin temptatio. Morphologically tempt + -ation.
temptation (countable and uncountable, plural temptations)
- The act of tempting, or provoking someone to do wrong, often involving enticement with a reward.
- My classmates' temptation of games and music made it hard to study.
- The condition of being tempted.
- Lead us not into temptation.
- Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement.
- The temptation of my wife's singing almost made me stop writing my article.
- Pressure applied to one's thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions.
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