Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtriːg /(intrigues, intriguing, intrigued)
- 1 [with object] Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate: I was intrigued by your questionMore example sentences
interest, be of interest to, fascinate, be a source of fascination to, arouse someone's curiosity, engage someone's attention, attract, draw, lure, tempt, tantalize; rivet, absorb, engross, charm, captivate; divert, titillateinteresting, fascinating, absorbing, compelling, gripping, riveting, captivating, engaging, enthralling, diverting, titillating, tantalizing; stimulating, thought-provoking
- This of course was mildly interesting but what intrigued me was what if you used the values of Pi to create not letters but musical notes.
- The Scottish lad whose family moved to Manchester was fascinated with Nazism and intrigued by sadism.
- Most of all, I write about things that are important to me, that interest me, intrigue me, that cause a reaction in me.
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtriːg , ˈɪn-/[mass noun] Back to top
- 1The secret planning of something illicit or detrimental: the cabinet was a nest of intrigueMore example sentences
plotting, planning, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheming, machination, trickery, sharp practice, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, deviousness, subterfuge; plot, scheme, stratagem, ruse, wile, artifice, manoeuvre• informal dirty tricks
- It's a tale of intrigue, dark secrets, and double crosses.
- A tale of murder, bribery, betrayal and intrigue follows as the plot gathers pace and Solomon races to towards the finish line.
- I hated this room, the atmosphere of backstabbing intrigue and devious plots and politics that hung overhead like a forthcoming tempest.
- 1.1 [count noun] A secret love affair.More example sentences
secret love affair, affair, affair of the heart, liaison, amour, amorous entanglement, romantic entanglement, fling, flirtation, dalliance; adultery, infidelity, unfaithfulness
- If you're one of the beautiful elite, summer is a fizzy whirl of suitors and intrigues and liaisons.
- But while this is a satisfying central plot, the story is just as much about the accident-prone romances and intrigues of the rest of this likeable family.
- With a rich history, including periods as a Greek and Roman colony, as well as the internal intrigues of ruling kings and their concubines, Istanbul nowadays is a colorful, eclectic melting pot of cultures.
- 2A mysterious or fascinating quality: within the region’s borders is a wealth of interest and intrigueMore example sentences
- Ideally, that hobby is something you have chosen for its soothing qualities, its intrigue or its social opportunities.
- A number of large Avens and Boulder Chambers add further intrigue to a fascinating area, which could almost qualify as a complete cave system in its own right.
- In fact, few vegetables offer as much intrigue as the mysterious mushroom.
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- There one sees what Shakespeare saw: the absolute power of the tyrant, the courtiers, the flatterers, the jesters, the cunningly ambitious intriguers.
- As to her being a political intriguer, she was if anything rather apolitical.
- Double agents, intriguers, and power-seekers flourished, which was one of the reasons why much information about the Decembrists' conspiracy never reached responsible officials until it was too late.