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Definition of temptation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    temptation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//tɛmpˈteɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the desire to do or have something that you know is bad or wrong the temptation of easy profits to give in to/yield to/succumb to temptation I couldn't resist the temptation to open the letter.
  2. 2[countable] a thing that makes someone want to do or have something that they know is bad or wrong An expensive bicycle is a temptation to thieves.
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