verb (used with object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
verb (used without object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
Origin of intrigue
Synonyms for intrigue
Related Words for intrigueplot, complication, chicanery, machination, conspiracy, fraud, intimacy, tickle, fascinate, excite, captivate, please, delight, pique, entertain, charm, titillate, attract, enchant, rivet
Examples from the Web for intrigue
Contemporary Examples of intrigue
On another, more macro level, did you find Europe to be such a cesspool of intrigue?How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
India really does intrigue against Pakistan in the same way Pakistan plots against India.Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner
October 10, 2014
The extra layer of intrigue alluded to in that statement is that the WWE itself is an international brand.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War
May 14, 2014
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt This story has it all: love, betrayal, secrecy, and intrigue.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More
May 1, 2014
For locals in Buenos Aires (called Porteños), the intrigue of the infamous green spirit dates back over a hundred years.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
Historical Examples of intrigue
Like an ancient Greek, his spirit loved intrigue for intrigue's sake.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Was it not possible that Lorenzi might be a party to the intrigue?Casanova's Homecoming
What was that story about his intrigue with a married lady—Lady who was it?The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
I mean to say, as food it was noncommittal; it failed to intrigue.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Comedy of intrigue and comedy of character lead to no real catastrophe.The American Mind
verb (ɪnˈtriːɡ) -trigues, -triguing or -trigued
noun (ɪnˈtriːɡ, ˈɪntriːɡ)
Word Origin for intrigue
1610s, "to trick, deceive, cheat" (earlier entriken, late 14c.), from French intriguer (16c.), from Italian intrigare "to plot, meddle," from Latin intricare "entangle" (see intricate). Meaning "to plot or scheme" first recorded 1714; that of "to excite curiosity" is from 1894. Related: Intrigued; intriguing (1680s, "plotting, scheming;" meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909).
1640s, probably from intrigue (v.).