Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun temptation

3 senses of temptation

Sense 1
temptation, enticement -- (something that seduces or has the quality to seduce)
       => influence -- (a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking")

Sense 2
temptation -- (the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened")
       => desire -- (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Sense 3
enticement, temptation -- (the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless")
       => influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

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