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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Very pleasantly inviting; Arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach.

Usage examples (34)
  • But he reveals he is not going to give any "tantalising" details about secret operations.
  • "tantalising" solo opportunities after fearing there is now little left for them to do together as broadcasters.
  • This is nearly as tantalising as the wooden-legged
  • 'You're giving me a fine expose — though tantalising! for more
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