Intrigued
Intrigue In*trigue" ([i^]n*tr[=e]g"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intrigued} (-tr[=e]gd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Intriguing}.] [F. intriguer, OF. intriquer, entriquer; cf. It. intrigare. See {Intricate}, {Extricate}.] 1. To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • intrigued — UK [ɪnˈtriːɡd] US [ɪnˈtriɡd] adjective very interested in something and wanting to know more about it intrigued by: He became intrigued by her story. intrigued to do something: I’d be intrigued to learn more about it. Thesaurus: feeling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • intrigued — in|trigued [ınˈtri:gd] adj very interested in something because it seems strange or mysterious intrigued by/with ▪ He was intrigued by her reaction. intrigued to know/learn etc ▪ She was intrigued to know what he planned to do next …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intrigued — in|trigued [ ın trigd ] adjective very interested in something and wanting to know more about it: intrigued by: He became intrigued by her story. intrigued to do something: I d be intrigued to learn more about it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • intrigued — UK [ɪnˈtriːɡd] / US [ɪnˈtrɪɡd] adjective very interested in something and wanting to know more about it intrigued by: He became intrigued by her story. intrigued to do something: I d be intrigued to learn more about it …   English dictionary

  • intrigued — [[t]ɪntri͟ːgd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n, ADJ to inf If you are intrigued by something, especially something strange, it interests you and you want to know more about it. They are intrigued by her story... I would be intrigued… …   English dictionary

  • intrigued — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. attracted, absorbed, captivated; see charmed , entertained 2 , fascinated , interested 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • intrigued — adj. curious, interested; fascinated, attracted in·trigue || ɪn trɪːg n. conspiracy, plot, scheme; liaison, secret love affair v. rouse curiosity, fascinate; scheme, plot; engage in an illicit love affair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intrigue — 01. My sister and I were [intrigued] to find out how our mom and dad first met. 02. The movie is an [intriguing] look at the world of high powered finance. 03. I would be [intrigued] to know how you felt about what I said. 04. The novel examines… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • intrigue — verb (intrigued, intriguing) –verb (t) /ɪnˈtrig / (say in treeg) 1. to excite the curiosity or interest of by puzzling, novel, or otherwise arresting qualities: intrigued by the prospect of danger. 2. to take the fancy of: her hat intrigued me. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • intrigue — I. noun Etymology: French intricate affair, from Italian intrigo, from intrigare to entangle, from Latin intricare Date: 1609 1. a. a secret scheme ; machination b. the practice of engaging in intrigues 2. a clandestine love affair Synonyms: see …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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