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 enticing [ɪn'taɪsɪŋ]   添加此单词到默认生词本
a. 引诱的, 迷人的

[法] 诱惑的, 引诱的

  1. The boy was enticed into playing truant.
  2. He enticed the girl away from home.
  3. He enticed the young girl away from home.

[ adj ]
highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
an alluring prospecther alluring smile
the voice was low and beguiling
difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
a tempting invitation

Enticing \En*ti"cing\, a.
That entices; alluring.

Entice \En*tice"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enticed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Enticing}.] [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier,
entichier; pref. en- (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin,
cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand,
or MHG. zicken to push.]
To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to
attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad
sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the
sirens enticed them to listen.

Roses blushing as they blow,
And enticing men to pull. --Beau. & Fl.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
--Prov. i. 10.

Go, and thine erring brother gain,
Entice him home to be forgiven. --Keble.

Syn: To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle;
incite; persuade; prevail on. See {Allure}.

  1. Even the sales tags that now adorn many items and the "buy one, get one free" signs across racks of merchandise don't seem to be enticing once-loyal customers.
  2. BankAmerica Corp., continuing to scramble to raise new capital, disclosed an unusual plan aimed at enticing shareholders to help out.
  3. But Arab industry sources asserted yesterday that Iran's gesture has been quietly countered by an enticing Saudi offer of anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 barrels daily if the Syrians cool their support for Iran in the Persian Gulf fighting.
  4. "The dealer community felt that the 5.5% coupon would be more enticing to investors."
  5. Attractively low prevailing tax-exempt rates may be enticing more issuers to refund outstanding debt in the near term, market sources said.
  6. This is a new documentary recalling the occasion, as is ITV's two-hour Days Of Majesty (8.00) probably the most enticing coronation item since its producers include the excellent Peter Spry-Leverton.
  7. Skandia's spread of interest might be more enticing for an institution with pan-European ambitions - but then the Swedish group's defensive voting structure is a turn-off for all but the most persistent adventurers.
  8. "It sounds very enticing, but it's next to impossible to enforce," said Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr., a University of Florida constitutional law professor.
  9. Given the desire for stability of the currency, and the fact that GDP growth remains below potential, the decision could be in favour of more rapid cuts in borrowing costs. For French monetary officials such a scenario represents an enticing prospect.
  10. The Fed's easing will test the new consumer resolve to pare debt rather than buy cars and other financed items, no matter how enticing the terms.
  11. A model who rappelled down mountains to project a manly image for Winston cigarettes told Congress Tuesday he feels guilty about enticing youngsters to smoke and supports a bill to restrict tobacco advertising.
  12. The lower price means even higher and more enticing yields.
  13. Cadbury Schweppes added 13 pence to 332 pence as talk circulated that U.S. food and tobacco giant Philip Morris was looking to diversify away from its tobacco interests and found the British sweets and soft-drink maker enticing.
  14. Most listened attentively, but a few boys in warmup suits tapped their feet impatiently when an enticing spring breeze entered through the open auditorium doors.
  15. Evening at Genny's is basically black, enriched by traditional pearl accessories, or an enticing rhinestone embroidered bustier peering out of a slinky chiffon gown.
  16. However, scientists also will be looking for evidence the drug, manufactured by Genetech Inc., of San Francisco, counters the growth of the virus by enticing it to attach to the cells of the drug rather than to immune system cells.
  17. Single isomers differ from most organic drugs because they act faster and with fewer side-effects than existing twin isomer products. At first glance, such companies are not enticing.
  18. Harlem residents fed up with billboards enticing them to buy alcohol and cigarettes splashed paint over more than a dozen of the signs Saturday and cheered a company that followed suit.
  19. It cannot compete with such primitive, mythic enchantment but, as this enticing new collection shows, it has attractions of its own.
  20. Lawrence Harris, an analyst with Kemper Securities Group in Chicago, said that Northrop Corp., Lockheed Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. all have said they would like to expand in commercial aircraft production and might find LTV's business enticing.
  21. He lauds CBS, for instance, for enticing advertisers to buy time with extras like sweepstakes and promotions it creates around them.
  22. Less than a decade later, Harley-Davidson is enticing white-collar workers to become weekend warriors.
  23. Irrigation is possible farther back from the river, making more land arable and enticing investors.
  24. A lawsuit accusing Rob Lowe of enticing a teen-ager into an erotic home video was cut in half when a judge ruled the girl's mother can't claim emotional distress, but can contend the actor seduced her daughter.
  25. And audiences will only come if the programmes are seen to be more enticing than in the past.
  26. "She was a whirling light to me then," he writes, "all paradox and enticing mystery, street tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence.
  27. Instead of dispersing risk, the LMX spiral served to concentrate it, but no one at Lloyd's seemed to worry. Though LMX business looked very profitable, enticing unwary Names into syndicates, it was persistently underpriced in view of the risks.
  28. During a grim European winter, however, the Florida sunshine might be more enticing than either Euro Disney or television.
  29. The professional legal ethic of non-solicitation of cases has given way to slick television spots and enticing full-page advertising.
  30. The prospect of a 25 per cent return on capital is enticing even if - thanks to Lloyd's three year accounting - return by way of yield will be modest until 1997.
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