Tantalizing

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Adjective

Tantalizing (comparative more Tantalizing, superlative most Tantalizing)

  1. Teasing; tempting, but beyond reach.
    • 1851Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ch. 133
      ...then it was that monomaniac Ahab, furious with this tantalizing vicinity of his foe, which placed him all alive and helpless in the very jaws he hated; frenzied with all this, he seized the long bone with his naked hands, and wildly strove to wrench it from its gripe.

Verb

tantalizing

  1. Present participle of tantalize.

Adverbs for Tantalizing

idly; absurdly; tormentingly; playfully; unbearably; teasingly; incalculably; terribly; oddly; merrily; continually; comically; outlandishly; uncommonly.

Thesaurus

acceptable, adorable, agitating, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, breathtaking, cajoling, captivating, catching, charged, charismatic, charming, cliff-hanging, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, desirable, disappointing, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, enviable, exciting, exhilarating, exotic, exquisite, falling short, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, galvanic, glamorous, heady, heart-expanding, heart-robbing, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, hypnotic, impressive, inflammatory, interesting, intoxicating, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, jarring, jolting, juicy, likable, lively, lovable, lovely, luxurious, maddening, mesmeric, mind-blowing, mouth-watering, moving, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, perturbing, piquant, pleasing, prepossessing, provocative, provoking, provoquant, racy, ravishing, readable, rich, second best, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, soul-stirring, spellbinding, spellful, spicy, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, succulent, suspenseful, suspensive, taking, teasing, telling, tempting, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thrilling, thrilly, tickling, titillating, titillative, to be desired, toothsome, troubling, unobjectionable, unsatisfactory, unsettling, upsetting, voluptuous, winning, winsome, witching, worth having

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