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TANTALIZING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tantalizing mean? 

TANTALIZING (adjective)
  The adjective TANTALIZING has 2 senses:

1. arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
2. very pleasantly inviting

  Familiarity information: TANTALIZING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TANTALIZING (adjective)


Sense 1tantalizing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach

Synonyms:

tantalising; tantalizing

Context example:

a tantalizing taste of success

Similar:

inviting (attractive and tempting)


Sense 2tantalizing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very pleasantly inviting

Synonyms:

tantalising; tantalizing; tempting

Context examples:

a tantalizing aroma / a tempting repast

Similar:

inviting (attractive and tempting)


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