A temptation is an act that looks appealing to an individual. It is usually used to describe acts with negative connotations and as such, tends to lead a person to regret such actions, for various reasons: legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health, economic, etc. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss.
1. something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
2. the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
3. the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
4. The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.