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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)

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.

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."