V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. pleasantly inviting; 2. tempting, but unavailable or unattainable

Synonyms: tempting, appealing, inviting, enticing

Antonyms: unappealing

Tips: Tantalizing is often used to describe tempting scenarios. Tantalizing is a more sophisticated way of saying "tempting." The verb tantalize means "to tempt or torment with something tantalizing."

Usage Examples:

I am not in a position to accept your offer to buy our company, but I do admit it sounds tantalizing. (tempting)

Investors, tempted by the huge drop in price, should find the company’s stock tantalizing. (appealing)

Although John received a tantalizing offer from another company, he remained loyal to his current job. (enticing)

He tantalized me with the prospect of an overseas job, but gave the position to one of my co-workers instead. (tempted, enticed) verb

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