Definition of "intrigue" []

  • A secret or underhand scheme; a plot. (noun)
  • The practice of or involvement in such schemes. (noun)
  • A clandestine love affair. (noun)
  • To engage in secret or underhand schemes; plot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To effect by secret scheming or plotting. (verb-transitive)
  • To make interested or curious (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make secret plots or employ underhand methods; conspire (verb)
  • To carry on a clandestine love affair (verb)
  • The act or an instance of secret plotting, etc (noun)
  • A clandestine love affair (noun)
  • The quality of arousing interest or curiosity; beguilement (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "intrigue" in a sentence
  • "Patty and Una are right -- the intrigue is the fact that we see only enough of Kaleb to want more."
  • "That I saw evidence of what they call intrigue because he said that he had dalliances with other women but he never crossed the ultimate line but he had some physical contact."
  • "The topic of all this intrigue is the reorganization plan being put together by Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew."