Associations to the word «Temptation»

Wiktionary

TEMPTATION, noun. The act of tempting
TEMPTATION, noun. The condition of being tempted.
TEMPTATION, noun. Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement.
TEMPTATION, noun. Pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions.

Dictionary definition

TEMPTATION, noun. Something that seduces or has the quality to seduce.
TEMPTATION, noun. The desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened".
TEMPTATION, noun. The act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.