temptation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (temp-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of tempting; enticement or allurement.
  2. something that tempts, entices, or allures.
  3. the fact or state of being tempted, esp. to evil.
  4. an instance of this.
  5. (cap.) the temptation of Christ by Satan. Matt. 4.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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