enticing

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Enticing \En*ti"cing\, adjective That entices; alluring.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Entice \En*tice"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Enticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enticing}.] [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier, entichier; pref. en- (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin, cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand, or MHG. zicken to push.] To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.

Roses blushing as they blow, And enticing men to pull. --Beau. & Fl.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. --Prov. i. 10.

Go, and thine erring brother gain, Entice him home to be forgiven. --Keble.

Syn: To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle; incite; persuade; prevail on. See {Allure}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

enticing

adjective

1: highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire; "an alluring prospect"; "her alluring smile"; "the voice was low and beguiling"; "difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"; "a tempting invitation" [syn: {alluring}, {beguiling}, {enticing}, {tempting}]


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