Definition of 'temptation'
Example sentences containing 'temptation'
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Resist the temptation to push him away. The Sun (2016) Resist the temptation to open the oven door again until the cooking time is up. The Sun (2016)But she resists any temptation to call a spring election to boost her majority. The Sun (2016)And resist the temptation to compare yourself with your friends. The Sun (2016)Your gift choices are inspired, so resist the temptation to change your mind. The Sun (2016)The British should maintain a businesslike relationship and resist the temptation to be arrogant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Alternatively, there are online budgeting tools that help resist the temptation to spend. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I resist the temptation to go too crazy or bling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The internet does present great temptations but if he shows no remorse and won't be honest with you, you stand no chance of rebuilding your relationship. The Sun (2016)You have been too great a temptation. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)Lots of us feel the temptation to stray. The Sun (2013)How can one small town boast so many scandalous temptations? Times, Sunday Times (2006)You must avoid the temptation to do this while handling electrical appliances. The Allergy Handbook (1988)Which of them get that chance will depend on which side can resist that temptation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We know the alluring seduction of temptation. Christianity Today (2000)There is a great temptation to work through the lunch hour. Beat Stress (1992)French mothers absolutely recognise the temptation to feel guilty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then cut up your old cards to avoid the temptation of spending more. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We should always resist the temptation to claim more for sport than it deserves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The internet presents great temptations and he sounds genuinely sorry. The Sun (2013)She also sleeps in her clothes to avoid the temptation if she wakes at night. The Sun (2013)But with great rewards came great temptation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Remove your name from any catalogue lists and stay away from online sales to avoid temptation. The Sun (2016)Please resist the temptation to take any yourself. The Sun (2016)But there are so many temptations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were too many temptations to plunder, and little to stop it. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)If you want your relationship with your boyfriend to last, resist any further temptation to sleep with his brother. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'temptation'
British English: temptation /tɛmpˈteɪʃən/ NOUN
Temptation is the state you are in when you want to do or have something, although you know it might be wrong or harmful.
Will they be able to resist the temptation to buy?
- American English: temptation
- Arabic: إِغْرَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: tentação
- Chinese: 诱惑
- Croatian: iskušenje
- Czech: pokušení
- Danish: fristelse
- Dutch: verleiding
- European Spanish: tentación
- Finnish: kiusaus
- French: tentation
- German: Versuchung
- Greek: πειρασμός
- Italian: tentazione
- Japanese: 誘惑
- Korean: 유혹
- Norwegian: fristelse
- Polish: pokusa
- European Portuguese: tentação
- Romanian: tentație
- Russian: искушение
- Spanish: tentación
- Swedish: frestelse
- Thai: การล่อใจ
- Turkish: ayartma
- Ukrainian: спокуса
- Vietnamese: sự cám dỗ
Definition of temptation from the Collins English Dictionary
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