a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
a clandestine love affair
cause to be interested or curious
scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves his imaginary characters.
Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.
To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.
To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.
to form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice
to carry on a secret and illicit love or amour
to fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass
a complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem
the plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events
a secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison
Origin: [F. intriguer, OF. intriquer, entriquer; cf. It. intrigare. See Intricate, Extricate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-trēg′, n. a complex plot: a private or party scheme: the plot of a play or romance: secret illicit love.—v.i. to form a plot or scheme: to carry on illicit love:—pr.p. intrigu′ing; pa.p. intrigued′.—ns. In′trigant, Intrig′uer, one who intrigues, or pursues an object by secret artifices. [Fr. intriguer—intricāre. See Intricate.]
The numerical value of intrigue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of intrigue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think there's obviously some modest intrigue because, you know, most members offices are cream walls.
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Every king sleeps, but not every king wakes up as king! The snakes of the intrigue crawl around during the night! The cleverest king is the least sleeping king!
Many traders were expecting the Philippines to make the large 500,000 tonnes purchase shortly after approval was received, but no deals have happened, and this is really adding some intrigue to the market.
I don't see elections anytime soon, but I do see some intrigue at the Fatah conference in November, erekat's tapping as the next PLO secretary-general might be a hint that he'll be appointed vice-president.
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- intrigar, intrigaCatalan, Valencian
- intrigieren, IntrigeGerman
- intrigoida, juonitella, salajuoni, juoniFinnish
- intrigue, intriguer, conspirerFrench
- áskálódik, cselszövés, cselt sző, intrika, áskálódás, intrikál, ármány, ármánykodikHungarian
- intrige, intrigerenDutch
- intrigera, intrigSwedish
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