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Synonyms for intrigue
ɪnˈtrig; ˈɪn trigin·trigue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrigue, machinationnoun

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


  2. intrigueverb

    a clandestine love affair


  3. intrigue, fascinateverb

    cause to be interested or curious

    beguile, enamour, entrance, capture, spellbind, fascinate, enchant, charm, catch, scheme, bewitch, becharm, trance, transfix, connive, grip, enamor, captivate

  4. scheme, intrigue, conniveverb

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

    connive, fascinate, scheme

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intriguenoun

    plot, conspiracy, cabal, machination, stratagem, manœuvre, wile, finesse, ruse

  2. intriguenoun

    amour, love affair

  3. intrigueverb

    manœuvre, form plots

  4. intrigueverb

    carry on an amour

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intriguenoun

    conspiracy, machination, cabal, plot, amour (illicit love affair), liaison

  2. intrigueverb

    plot, scheme, machinate, cabal

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  1. Aaron Schock:

    I think there's obviously some modest intrigue because, you know, most members offices are cream walls.

  2. Madelyn Esposito-Smith:

    Covid has incinerated sexual desire, couples that live together lost any intrigue and mystery working remotely side by side, and alone time to recharge became a precious commodity.

  3. Grant Rumley:

    I don't see elections anytime soon, but I do see some intrigue at the Fatah conference in November, erekat's tapping as the next PLO secretary-general might be a hint that he'll be appointed vice-president.

  4. Ayanna Pressley:

    It's our job to create space for those voices to be heard, and that's what guides me in this work every day -- not palace intrigue.

  5. Syafrudin Anhar:

    Muhammadiyah is now in the middle of a struggle between a capitalist economic system and a socialist economic system, the world will not reach peace and prosperity through political intrigue, but rather through economic balance.

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