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intrigant

or intriguant

[in-tri-guh nt; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənt; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/
noun, plural intrigants
[in-tri-guh nts; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.
Origin of intrigant
1775-1785
1775-85; < French < Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue
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  • The Provençal was a rusé, an intrigant, and a money-grubber in his old age, and proved his plebeian ancestry.

    Unicorns James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for intrigant

intrigant

/ˈɪntrɪɡənt; French ɛ̃triɡɑ̃/
noun
1.
(archaic) a person who intrigues; intriguer
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