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Synonyms of intrigue in English:


  • 1 her answer intrigued him
    interest, be of interest to, fascinate, arouse someone's curiosity, arouse someone's interest, pique someone's curiosity, pique someone's interest, attract
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  • 1 political intrigue
    secret plan, plotting, plot, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheme, scheming, stratagem, machination, trickery, double-dealing, underhandedness, subterfuge
    informal dirty tricks
  • 2 Rick's intrigue with his brother's wife caused the family immeasurable grief
    (love) affair, affair of the heart, liaison, amour, fling, flirtation, dalliance, tryst;
    informal fooling around, playing around, hanky-panky, dirty weekend
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