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 intriguer
With this end in view he began intriguing, and as an intriguer, Ferdinand is the cleverest of all the Balkan monarchs.
She felt herself a schemer, an intriguer, which she was not.Coquette|Frank Swinnerton
The adherents of the French party denounced him as an intriguer, and spread the report that he was a spy in the pay of Spain.De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)|Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
The other leaders hesitated: ambition and jealousy prompted them to refuse their aid in furthering the views of the intriguer.
He knew that Voda Alexandru would have need of an intriguer like himself.Roumanian Stories|Various
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.).