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

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French; see entice, -ment
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  • 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


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

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