verb (used with object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
verb (used without object), in·trigued, in·tri·guing.
- intrinsic factor,
- intrinsic parity
Origin of intrigue
Examples from the Web for intrigued
The apparent leader of this girl gang Lady, says, “You look angry, and I am intrigued.”
Curry was intrigued and, unlike the other filmmakers VanDyke consulted, he had time to take on a major project.‘Point and Shoot’ Captures the Birth of a Warrior on Film|Lloyd Grove|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gillespie finds true romance in reasoning, and he was intrigued.
People are so intrigued by this idea of the same boy actually growing up on screen—which is a classic Rick [Linklater] idea.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh|Andrew Romano|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Intrigued by an excerpt from a letter by Mozart included in the text?Beguiling Books on Steroids Make Interactive Reading a Pleasure|Malcolm Jones|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young idlers of rich Palermo intrigued to be introduced to her and threw enormous nosegays to her at the end of every act.Corleone|F. Marion Crawford
The manner of Trafford's escape from the thing that intrigued him has been severely criticised.H. G. Wells|J. D. Beresford
Kit was intrigued by the hint of romantic adventure, but Austin stopped and got up, for Olivia advanced.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
There, where courtiers had intrigued and flattered, crows held conference.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
O'Connell denounced the Whigs, but intrigued to keep them in power, or help them to obtain it.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
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.).