- to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle: They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.
Origin of entice
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Examples from the Web for unenticing
And Adelle, reclining on the gaudy cushions under an enormous pink sunshade, was not unenticing.Clark's Field
A similar phenomenon presents itself at the bookstalls, which are choked with cheap and unenticing brief tales of the deadly sins.Lost Leaders
And so I never know where the unenticing road of obedience will lead me.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
The broad, straight, unenticing gashes of the streets let in the grasping prairie on every side.Main Street
- (tr) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
Word Origin and History for unenticing
late 13c., intice, from Old French enticier "to stir up (fire), to excite, incite," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *intitiare "set on fire," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + titio (genitive titionis) "firebrand," of uncertain origin. Meaning "to allure, attract" is from c.1300. Related: Enticed; enticing.