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noun. ['tɛmˈteɪʃən'] something that seduces or has the quality to seduce.
- forbidden fruit
Rhymes with Temptation
How do you pronounce temptation?
Pronounce temptation as tɛmˈteɪʃən.
US - How to pronounce temptation in American English
UK - How to pronounce temptation in British English
Sentences with temptation
1. Noun, singular or mass
Resist the temptation to lift the lid and check the rice during the simmering and steaming stages.
Quotes about temptation
1. I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
- Mae West
2. Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
- John Piper
3. I can resist anything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
noun. ['tɛmˈteɪʃən'] the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire.
- leading astray
- leading off
noun. ['tɛmˈteɪʃən'] the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid.