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Wordnet 3.0


1. attractive and tempting;
- Example: "an inviting offer"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invite \In*vite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inviting.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See Vie.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion. [1913 Webster] So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on this. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract. [1913 Webster] To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism. Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract; entice; persuade. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inviting \In*vit"ing\, a. Alluring; tempting; as, an inviting amusement or prospect. [1913 Webster] Nothing is so easy and inviting as the retort of abuse and sarcasm. --W. Irving. -- In*vit"ing*ly, adv. -- In*vit"ing*ness, n. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inviting adj 1: attractive and tempting; "an inviting offer" [ant: uninviting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "inviting": admissible, admissive, admissory, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beckoning, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, delightful, enchanting, encouraging, energizing, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, exquisite, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, galvanic, galvanizing, glamorous, heart-robbing, hospitable, hypnotic, imbibitory, ingestive, interesting, intriguing, intromissive, intromittent, invitational, invitatory, irresistible, juicy, lively, lovely, luxurious, mesmeric, mouth-watering, open, piquant, prepossessing, prompting, provocative, provoking, provoquant, racy, ravishing, readable, receivable, receptible, receptive, recipient, rich, rousing, seducing, seductive, sensuous, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, spicy, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, succulent, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thrilling, tickling, titillating, titillative, voluptuous, welcoming, winning, winsome, witching