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.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca