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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Tantalizing (0.00835 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Tantalizing.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: tantalize menggoda
English → English (WordNet) Definition: tantalizing tantalizing adj 1: arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach; “a tantalizing taste of success” [syn: tantalising] 2: very pleasantly inviting; “a tantalizing aroma”; “a tempting repast” [syn: tantalising, tempting]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Tantalizing Tantalize \Tan"ta*lize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tantalized; p. pr. & vb. n. Tantalizing.] [From Tantalus: cf. F. tantaliser.] To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment. [1913 Webster] Thy vain desires, at strife Within themselves, have tantalized thy life. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To tease; vex; irritate; provoke. Usage: Tantalize, Disappoint. To disappoint is literally to do away with what was (or was taken to be) appointed; hence the peculiar pain from hopes thus dashed to the ground. To tantalize, a much stronger term, describes a most distressing form of disappointment, as in the case of Tantalus, the Phrygian king. To tantalize is to visit with the bitterest disappointment -- to torment by exciting hopes or expectations which can never be realized. [1913 Webster]


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