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intrigues, 3rd person singular present; intrigued, past participle; intriguing, present participle; intrigued, past tense;
  1. Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate
    • - I was intrigued by your question
  2. Make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone
    • - the delegates were intriguing for their own gains
  1. The secret planning of something illicit or detrimental to someone
    • - the cabinet was a nest of intrigue
    • - the intrigues of local government officials
  2. A secret love affair

  3. A mysterious or fascinating quality
    • - within the region's borders is a wealth of interest and intrigue

  1. a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
  2. cause to be interested or curious
  3. a clandestine love affair
  4. scheme: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  5. (intriguing) challenging: disturbingly provocative; "an intriguing smile"
  6. (intriguing) capable of arousing interest or curiosity; "our team came up with some most intriguing finds"
  7. Intrigue is a Sámi band formed in 1989 in Kárášjohka Karasjok, Norway, that sings in North Sami and English.
  8. Intrigue is a solitaire card game which is played using two decks of playing cards. It is similar to another solitaire game of Salic Law, but it also involves the queens and building in the foundations goes both ways.
  9. (The intrigues) The Intrigues were a soul trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1968. Among their U.S. hits were "In a Moment", produced by Bobby Martin and Thom Bell, and "The Language of Love", co-produced by Van McCoy. After an extended hiatus, the group began recording again in 1985.
  10. A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem; The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves his imaginary characters; Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; ...
  11. (intriguing) Causing a desire to know more; mysterious
  12. (Intrigued) arouse the curiosity or interest of, fascinate (here it’s used transitively, but there is actually an intransitive use that means to make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone; page 198)
  13. (intrigued) to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities.
  14. (Intriguing) A prospect who may or may not be good enough to cover punts.
  15. A secret plot or scheme. To excite interest or curiosity.
  16. (v) : to form such a plot
  17. (1988) (TV) - Doggett
  18. a. to interest greatly