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intrigue

[ verb in-treeg; noun in-treeg, in-treeg ]
/ verb 瑟n藞trig; noun 瑟n藞trig, 藞瑟n trig /
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verb (used with object), in路trigued, in路tri路guing.
verb (used without object), in路trigued, in路tri路guing.
to plot craftily or underhandedly.
to carry on a secret or illicit love affair.
noun
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Origin of intrigue

First recorded in 1640鈥50; from French intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intr墨c膩re 鈥渢o entangle鈥; see intricate

synonym study for intrigue

10. See conspiracy.

OTHER WORDS FROM intrigue

in路tri路guer, nounin路tri路guing路ly, adverbout路in路trigue, verb (used with object), out路in路trigued, out路in路tri路guing.un路in路tri路guing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intrigue

intrigue

verb (瑟n藞tri藧伞) -trigues, -triguing or -trigued
(tr) to make interested or curiousI'm intrigued by this case, Watson
(intr) to make secret plots or employ underhand methods; conspire
(intr often foll by with) to carry on a clandestine love affair
noun (瑟n藞tri藧伞, 藞瑟ntri藧伞)
the act or an instance of secret plotting, etc
a clandestine love affair
the quality of arousing interest or curiosity; beguilement

Derived forms of intrigue

intriguer, noun

Word Origin for intrigue

C17: from French intriguer, from Italian intrigare, from Latin intr墨c膩re; see intricate
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