What is another word for the tempter?

Pronunciation: [ðə tˈɛmptə] (IPA)

The word "the tempter" is often used to describe an entity that tempts or lures someone into wrongdoing or sin. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this kind of entity. Words like seducer, enticer, deceiver, and mesmerizer all convey the same meaning but with slightly different connotations. "Seducer" puts emphasis on the irresistible charm or attraction that the entity exerts, while "enticer" highlights the alluring nature of the temptation that is offered. "Deceiver" suggests that the entity uses trickery or deception to manipulate the victim, while "mesmerizer" implies that the victim is drawn under a kind of spell. Whatever word is chosen, the meaning remains clear: the entity is a source of temptation that must be resisted.

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What are the hypernyms for The tempter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with The tempter

  • My soul is more at rest from the tempter when I am busily employed.
    Francis Asbury
  • Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
    Bishop Robert South
  • "Why, you have tried to improve before, and failed," the tempter in his soul whispered. "What is the good of trying again? You are not the only one—all are alike. Such is life." But the free, spiritual being which alone is true, alone powerful, alone eternal, was already awake in Nekhludoff. And he could not help believing it. However great the difference between that which he was and that which he wished to be, for the awakened spiritual being everything was possible.
    Leo Tolstoy
  • Let us honor all honest human power of contrivance in its degree. The beaver intellect, so long as it steadfastly refuses to be vulpine, and answers the tempter pointing out short routes to it with an honest "No, no," is truly respectable to me; and many a highflying speaker and singer whom I have known, has appeared to me much less of a developed man than certain of my mill-owning, agricultural, commercial, mechanical, or otherwise industrial friends, who have held their peace all their days and gone on in the silent state. If a man can keep his intellect silent, and make it even into honest beaverism, several very manful moralities, in danger of wreck on other courses, may comport well with that, and give it a genuine and partly human character; and I will tell him, in these days he may do far worse with himself and his intellect than change it into beaverism, and make honest money with it.
    Thomas Carlyle

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