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 intriguersspy, hypocrite, renegade, deserter, conspirator, impostor, turncoat, informer, miscreant, double-crosser, fink, tattletale, betrayer, Judas, sneak, quisling, defector, rebel, snitch, deceiver
Examples from the Web for intriguers
Historical Examples of intriguers
How do your lawyers live, your politicians, your intriguers, your men of the Exchange?Little Dorrit
The other stratum of McClellanism (p. 191) is composed of intriguers.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Sally, who it will be remembered had not been taken into the confidence of the intriguers, laughed.The Last Woman
If there be atheists, which I doubt, they are the calumniators, the intriguers with whom the world is infested.Dona Perfecta
B. Perez Galdos
Beware of intriguers who may push you on from private motives of their own.The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.
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.).