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enticement

[en-tahys-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act or practice of enticing, especially to evil.
  2. the state of being enticed.
  3. something that entices; allurement.

Origin of enticement

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French; see entice, -ment
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Examples from the Web for enticement

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Historical Examples

  • Her eyes were full of half serious reproach, of laughter and enticement.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • He struggled against the enticement that lay in this peculiarity.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • He took her hand to kiss, but she bent forward with a look of enticement.

    The Mercenary

    W. J. Eccott

  • Those whose hearts are pure do not act up to the enticement of the wicked.

  • What earthly basis can there be for the enticement it holds out to him?

    The Unwilling Vestal

    Edward Lucas White


Word Origin and History for enticement

n.

c.1300, "thing which entices;" 1540s, "action of enticing;" from Old French enticement, from enticier (see entice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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