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: ↑beguiling, ↑enticing, ↑tempting
Similar to: ↑seductive
Derivationally related forms: ↑temptingness (for: ↑tempting)

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