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To pretend to genuinely offer help or assistance, when you know you really don't want to. This is done with the hope that whoever you're "trying" to help out will ultimately decline your offer. In your mind, there is no chance it is going to happen. A successfully executed fauxtempt gets you out of work/assistance while making you look good. A poorly delivered fauxtempt just makes you look like a dbag.
"After dinner, John said he'd get up to wash the dishes but was easily convinced that he didn't have to. John's fauxtempt was successful."

On the flip side...

"Yea my buddy offered to help me move but as soon as I said he didn't have to, he jumped at the opportunity to rescind his offer. Nice fauxtempt, dbag."
by A.G. Pennypacker October 01, 2011
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