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intrigante

n.

"women given to intrigue," 1806, from fem. of French intrigant, from Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare (see intrigue).

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Examples from the Web for intrigante

Historical Examples

  • Do you think she is an adventuress, an intrigante, 'or worse' still, then?

    Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories

    Ouida

  • I pine for London, and I don't see why I should have been driven out of it by an intrigante.

    Lady Rose's Daughter

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • She had but little of the curiosity of the flirt, and none of the intrigante's joy in furtiveness.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis

  • This girl was an intrigante of a type that abounded at the French Court throughout the ancien rgime.

  • Her Majesty had probably been told that the Princess was an intrigante, and was afraid of committing herself.