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intriguing

adjective

1 intriguing

Disturbingly provocative:
— An intriguing smile.

synonym: challenging.

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... show more



2 intriguing

Capable of arousing interest or curiosity.


Moby thesaurus: Byzantine, Machiavellian, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, calculating, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, collusive, come-hither, connivent, conniving ... show more.

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intrigue

noun

1 intrigue

A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.

synonym: machination.

Roget 961: impurity; uncleanness etc. (filth) 653; immodesty; grossness etc. adj.; indelicacy, indecency; impudicity; obscenity, ribaldry, ... show more

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Dutch: machinatie, manoeuvre
Polish: intryga

2 intrigue

A clandestine love affair.

verb

1 intrigue

Cause to be interested or curious.

synonym: fascinate.

Roget 961: be impure etc. adj.; intrigue; debauch, defile, seduce; prostitute; abuse, violate, deflower; commit adultery etc. n.. ... show more

Roget 702: be cunning etc. adj.; have cut one's eyeteeth; contrive etc. (plan) 626; live by one's wits; maneuver; intrigue, gerrymander, finesse, double, ... show more

Roget 682: be active etc. adj.; busy oneself in; stir, stir about, stir one's stumps; bestir oneself, rouse oneself; speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, ... show more

Dutch: biologeren, boeien, fascineren, intrigeren, pakken

2 intrigue

Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.

synonyms: connive, scheme.

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, frame, contrive, project, forecast, sketch; devise, invent etc. (imagine) 515; set one's wits to work ... show more

Dutch: intrigeren, kuipen


Moby thesaurus: Byzantine intrigues, absorb, adulterous affair, adultery, affair, amor, amour, angle, appeal, art, artful dodge, artfulness, artifice, attract, backstairs influence, becharm, beguile, bewitch, blind, brew ... show more.

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