enticement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French enticement.

Noun[edit]

enticement (countable and uncountable, plural enticements)

  1. 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.
  2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in Frankenstein[1]:
      None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

enticier +‎ -ment.

Noun[edit]

enticement m (oblique plural enticemenz or enticementz, nominative singular enticemenz or enticementz, nominative plural enticement)

  1. incitement (act, instance of inciting)

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