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Definitions of intrigue

  1.   To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice.
  2.   To plot or scheme.
  3.   form intrigues ( for) in an underhand manner
  4.   cause to be interested or curious
  5.   To form a plot, usually intended to effect some purpose by secret artifices; to carry on a commerce of forbidden love.
  6.   A secret plot; secret love affair.
  7.   To carry on an intrigue.
  8.   To render intricate. See Intricate.
  9.   A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
  10.   Scheme; plot; amour.
  11.   Colloquially, to interest keenly.
  12.   A secret scheme; plot.
  13.   A complex plot: a private or party scheme: the plot of a play or romance: secret illicit love.
  14.   A plot of a complicated nature; a secret plot for some party purpose; a secret illicit love affair.
  15.   To form a plot or scheme: to carry on illicit love:- pr. p. intriguing: pa. p. intrigued.
  16.   A plot or scheme of a private or party kind engaged in by several persons; a love- affair, usually illicit; the plot of a poem or play.
  17.   To carry on a secret plot; engage in secret love affairs.
  18.   a clandestine love affair
  19.   a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ( usually sinister) ends
  20.   Intricacy; complication.
  21.   To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass.
  22.   A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
  23.   To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour.
  24.   The plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.
  25.   To form a complicated plot or scheme; to carry on an illicit love; to plot secretly.

Antonyms for intrigue

monotone, repel, nauseate, sicken, monotonousness, jade, gross out, sameness, tire, put off, turn off, monotony.

Quotes of intrigue

  1. It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself. – Walter Annenberg
  2. Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue – Honore de Balzac
  3. Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe. – Martin Van Buren
  4. Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt. – Roscoe Conkling
  5. I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue I seldom leave the country. – John Hughes
  6. I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader. – Dick Schaap
  7. My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was really good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time. – Herschel Walker
  8. An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country. – Henry Wotton
  9. They're getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera. – Michael Zaslow

Usage examples for intrigue

  1. Once settled, he began to intrigue – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. But I bore you with intrigue – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  3. We shall now see that not only the Illuminati but Weishaupt himself still continued to intrigue long after the French Revolution had ended. ” – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  4. With you it's merely a question of intrigue while with me it's one of existence. ” – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  5. That was the end and the aim of this clandestine, this disgraceful intrigue – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. Surrounded by men of reckless habits, and women but a mere shade better, life presented itself to me as one series of costly pleasures, dashed only with such disappointments as loss at play inflicted, or some project of intrigue baffled or averted. ” – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  7. Much intrigue went on to obtain such a valuable favour. ” – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  8. Having no means of speaking with her, he sent a gentleman of his chamber to her to conduct his intrigue – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  9. “ " I desired only," said Montreal, with some hesitation, " to unite the Barons with thee; nor did I intrigue against thy life!" ” – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  10. “ Atterbury had, however, among his many gifts a dangerous gift of political intrigue – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  11. “ I choke with all this foul intrigue – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  12. Quite by accident I discovered the vulgar intrigue of this- this Morley. ” – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. And this word intrigue that Lady Henry uses? ” – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. “ A few visits to the Hospital where Khalid is detained- the patients in those days were not held at Ellis Island- and the intrigue is afoot. ” – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  15. George, I am not a man of intrigue – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  16. “ Whitehall, when he dwelt there, was the focus of political intrigue and of fashionable gaiety. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  17. Our English general, Lee, had begun already to intrigue against Mr. Washington, writing, as Dr. Rush confided to my aunt, that he, Lee, ought to be made dictator. ” – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  18. None of their cases were illustrations of the working of witch law; they were rather stray examples of the connection between superstition, on the one hand, and politics and court intrigue on the other. ” – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  19. Ah, friend Armand, he said, you were not cut out for diplomacy, nor yet for intrigue – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  20. “ Wilfrid's spirit of intrigue was never to be taken by surprise. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

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