intriguing
adjective Date: 1752 engaging the interest to a marked degree ; fascinating <
an intriguing story
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  • intriguing — [in trē′giŋ] adj. exciting interest or curiosity; fascinating intriguingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • intriguing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ It all sounds very intriguing. ▪ find sth ▪ I found the story rather intriguing. ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • intriguing — in|tri|guing [ınˈtri:gıŋ] adj something that is intriguing is very interesting because it is strange, mysterious, or unexpected ▪ The magazine carries an intriguing mixture of high fashion, gossip and racing. >intriguingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • intriguing — [[t]ɪntri͟ːgɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as intriguing, you mean that it is interesting or strange. This intriguing book is both thoughtful and informative. Syn: fascinating Derived words: intriguingly ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • intriguing — adjective something that is intriguing is very interesting because it is strange, mysterious, or unexpected: an intriguing discovery intriguingly adverb: The book is intriguingly titled The Revenge of The Goldfish ! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • intriguing — intrigue ► VERB (intrigues, intrigued, intriguing) 1) arouse the curiosity or interest of. 2) plot something illicit or harmful. ► NOUN 1) the plotting of something illicit or harmful. 2) a secret love affair …   English terms dictionary

  • intriguing — adjective 1. disturbingly provocative an intriguing smile • Syn: ↑challenging • Similar to: ↑provocative 2. capable of arousing interest or curiosity our team came up with some most intriguing finds …   Useful english dictionary

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