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ENTICEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enticement mean? 

ENTICEMENT (noun)
  The noun ENTICEMENT has 3 senses:

1. something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
2. qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
3. the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

  Familiarity information: ENTICEMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTICEMENT (noun)


Sense 1enticement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

enticement; temptation

Hypernyms ("enticement" is a kind of...):

influence (a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enticement"):

forbidden fruit (originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality))

bait; come-on; hook; lure; sweetener (anything that serves as an enticement)

allurement (attractiveness)


Sense 2enticement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

lure; come-on; enticement

Hypernyms ("enticement" is a kind of...):

attraction; attractiveness (the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts)


Sense 3enticement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

enticement; temptation

Context example:

his enticements were shameless

Hypernyms ("enticement" is a kind of...):

influence (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enticement"):

blandishment; wheedling (the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery)

leading astray; leading off (the act of enticing others into sinful ways)

seduction (enticing someone astray from right behavior)

allurement; solicitation (the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money))


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