Associations to the word «Intrigue»


INTRIGUE, noun. A complicated or clandestine plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
INTRIGUE, noun. The plot of a play, poem or romance; the series of complications in which a writer involves their imaginary characters.
INTRIGUE, noun. Clandestine intercourse between persons; illicit intimacy; a liaison.
INTRIGUE, verb. (intransitive) To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
INTRIGUE, verb. (transitive) To arouse the interest of; to fascinate.
INTRIGUE, verb. (intransitive) To have clandestine or illicit intercourse.
INTRIGUE, verb. (transitive) To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate.

Dictionary definition

INTRIGUE, noun. A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.
INTRIGUE, noun. A clandestine love affair.
INTRIGUE, verb. Cause to be interested or curious.
INTRIGUE, verb. Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.

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