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intrigant

or in·tri·guant

[in-tri-guh nt; French an-tree-gahn]
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noun, plural in·tri·gants [in-tri-guh nts; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/.
  1. a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.

Origin of intrigant

1775–85; < French < Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue
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Examples from the Web for intriguant

Historical Examples

  • But he was essentially—here is the secret—essentially an intriguant.

    Godolphin, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • As for Fanny, there was nothing of the intriguant about her.

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber

  • Thus, though generally esteemed an able diplomatist, he had the cunning of the intriguant, and not the providence of a statesman.

    Rienzi

    Edward Bulwer Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for intriguant

intrigant

intriguant

noun
  1. archaic a person who intrigues; intriguer
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