What does intrigue mean?

Definitions for intrigue
ɪnˈtrig; ˈɪn trigin·trigue

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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

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

  2. Intrigue(verb)

    to carry on a secret and illicit love or amour

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

  3. Intrigue(verb)

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

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

  4. Intrigue(verb)

    intricacy; complication

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

  5. Intrigue(verb)

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

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

  6. Intrigue(verb)

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

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

  7. Intrigue(verb)

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intrigue

    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. intriguerintricāre. See Intricate.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrigue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intrigue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of intrigue in a Sentence

  1. Jason Dittmann:

    It's very interesting to me that we have just discovered a super-Earth right up against that boundary, the fact that the planet is rocky and in its star's habitable zone also raises its intrigue, because we may now have a planet suitable for the search for life as well.

  2. Azel Backus:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Aaron Schock:

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

  5. Rebecca Jarvis:

    I've been covering business for more than a decade, from the housing collapse to the fall of Bear Stearns, to the Bernie Madoff scandal, but none of these comes even close to the mystery and intrigue of Elizabeth Holmes.

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