Definitions for intrigueɪnˈtrig; ˈɪn trig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrigue, machination(noun)

    a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

  2. intrigue(verb)

    a clandestine love affair

  3. intrigue, fascinate(verb)

    cause to be interested or curious

  4. scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Wiktionary

  1. intrigue(Noun)

    A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.

  2. intrigue(Noun)

    The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves his imaginary characters.

  3. intrigue(Noun)

    Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.

  4. intrigue(Verb)

    To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.

  5. intrigue(Verb)

    To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.

  6. intrigue(Verb)

    To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intrigue(verb)

    to form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice

  2. Intrigue(verb)

    to carry on a secret and illicit love or amour

  3. Intrigue(verb)

    to fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass

  4. Intrigue(verb)

    intricacy; complication

  5. Intrigue(verb)

    a complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem

  6. Intrigue(verb)

    the plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events

  7. Intrigue(verb)

    a secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison

  8. Origin: [F. intriguer, OF. intriquer, entriquer; cf. It. intrigare. See Intricate, Extricate.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aaron Schock:

    I think there's obviously some modest intrigue because, you know, most members offices are cream walls.

  2. Azel Backus:

    Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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!

  4. Grant Rumley:

    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.

  5. Syafrudin Anhar:

    Muhammadiyah is now in the middle of a struggle between a capitalist economic system and a socialist economic system, the world will not reach peace and prosperity through political intrigue, but rather through economic balance.

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