enticement (plural enticements)
- The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting
- 1900, John Galsworthy, Salvation of a Forsyte Chapter 5
- Suddenly on the far side of the street Rozsi and her sister passed, with little baskets on their arms. He started up, and at that moment Rozsi looked round--her face was the incarnation of enticement, the chin tilted, the lower lip thrust a little forward, her round neck curving back over her shoulder. Swithin muttered, "Make your own arrangements--leave me out!" and hurried from the room, leaving James beside himself with interest and alarm.
- That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object
1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in Frankenstein:
- None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.
- enticement in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- enticement in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- incitement (act, instance of inciting)
- English: enticement (borrowed)