Intrigue

Definition of Intrigue

In`trigue´   Pronunciation: ĭn`trēg´
v. i.1.To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice.
[imp. & p. p. Intrigued (-trēgd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Intriguing.]
2.To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour.
v. t.1.To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass.
How doth it [sin] perplex and intrique the whole course of your lives!
- Dr. J. Scott.
n.1.
1.Intricacy; complication.
2.A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
Busy meddlers with intrigues of state.
- Pomfret.
3.The plot of a play or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.
4.A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
The hero of a comedy is represented victorious in all his intrigues.
- Swift.

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