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Words nearby enticing
What does enticing mean?
Enticing means having the effect of attracting, tempting, or drawing people in.
Things that are described as enticing produce desire or attraction. The word is especially used to describe things that appeal to the senses. But something can be enticing for other reasons, as in The job offer was enticing due to the big salary increase, but I didn’t think the work would be fulfilling.
The adjective enticing comes from the continuous tense (-ing form) of the verb entice, meaning to attract, allure, or tempt. (Entice is sometimes confused with the verb incite, which means to encourage, urge, prompt, or provoke someone to do something, especially something bad. Incite is usually used more negatively than entice.)
Something that’s described as enticing is viewed as positive and desirous by the person whom it has enticed, but the word itself sometimes implies that such a thing serves to tempt people to do something that perhaps they shouldn’t, as in That chocolate is enticing, but I vowed to give up sweets for a while.
Example: The enticing aroma of the roasted nuts draws people to the street cart.
Where does enticing come from?
The first records of enticing as an adjective come from the 1500s. The base word, entice, is recorded earlier, in the 1200s. It comes from the Vulgar Latin verb intitiāre, which means “to incite” and derives from the Latin titiō, “piece of burning wood.”
Fittingly, the scent, sound, and warm glow of a crackling fire make it enticing—they draw us in. The similar word alluring can be used to mean the same thing, and also sometimes implies that such a thing is tempting us to do the wrong thing. The word seductive implies this even more strongly. But things that are enticing can be very good—fresh vegetables can be enticing, and your bed can look enticing at the end of a long day.
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What are some other forms related to enticing?
- entice (verb)
- enticingly (adverb)
- enticingness (noun)
- nonenticing (adjective)
What are some synonyms for enticing?
What are some words that often get used in discussing enticing?
How is enticing used in real life?
Enticing is often used to describe things that appeal to the senses, especially good smells and delicious-looking foods.
— Chemistry World (@ChemistryWorld) April 21, 2016
Toasted coconut? Looks so enticing
— Ah, (@Remote_Interior) July 24, 2020
Not very enticing. pic.twitter.com/rUdFKnkaYJ
— James North (@James_North) October 15, 2017
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym for enticing?
How to use enticing in a sentence
Many say that after being enticed into the line of work by flexible hours and good pay, they feel they’ve been squeezed and marginalized after companies attracted enough drivers to cut back what they pay.California voters sided with Uber, denying drivers benefits by classifying them as contractors|Faiz Siddiqui, Nitasha Tiku|November 4, 2020|Washington Post
At least 17 other people are becoming billionaires from the listing, which has enticed retail and institutional investors alike.Alibaba’s first HR head is about to get $5 billion richer|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 29, 2020|Fortune
That includes goodies to entice runners such as medals and a shirt, swag runners of the in-person race also get.‘Virtual marathons’ see a spike as runners crave a fix and organizers fight to keep them engaged|Phil Wahba|October 17, 2020|Fortune
The patterns are nests, meticulously plowed over the course of days and decorated with shells to entice females to lay their eggs in the center.Pufferfish may be carving mysterious ‘crop circles’ near Australia|Jake Buehler|October 13, 2020|Science News
These “fun” features serve as a way to entice users to agree to the update, which then locks users further inside the Facebook universe as it opens up cross-platform messaging.Instagram’s Threads app now lets you message everyone, like its Direct app once did|Sarah Perez|October 7, 2020|TechCrunch
These are the kinds of uncomfortable and sometimes upsetting scenarios that make the two-year-old web series so enticing.‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling|Caitlin Dickson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why is riffing on—and ripping off—Shakespeare so incredibly enticing?
But that just made Summer more enticing, an unobtainable Beau Ideal.
Underneath minimalistic names like Detox and Cleanse, enticing descriptions of the fluid medicine bags help narrow the choices.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evidently the opportunity for advertising was too enticing for some.
Unlike many other teachers, Susy had not to go about enticing boys to her Sabbath class.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
He should have manliness enough to resist all their pretty arts, and enticing ways.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Your Caroline, so enticing five hours before in this very chamber where she frisked about like an eel, is now a junk of lead.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Mackenzie had no solution to offer except patience and economy; and the Opposition were freer to frame an enticing policy.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton
And the whitewash, the enticing, beautiful words which are used to cover it over and make it appear as being secure!The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein