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Intriguing

INTRIGUING

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ppr.
intree'ging. Forming secret plots or schemes.
1.
Addicted to intrigue; given to secret machinations.

Definition 2022


intriguing

intriguing

English

Adjective

intriguing (comparative more intriguing, superlative most intriguing)

  1. Causing a desire to know more; mysterious.
  2. (archaic) Having clandestine or illicit intercourse.
    • 1839, Michael Ryan, Prostitution in London (page 83)
      [] few respectable women will now sit at a window, looking into the public street, or gaze at passengers in any large town or city; and no one does so at present, unless an innocent inexperienced, husband-hunting, flirtish, or intriguing person.

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Verb

intriguing

  1. present participle of intrigue

Noun

intriguing (plural intriguings)

  1. (dated) An intrigue.
    • Thomas Longueville, The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck
      In all these negotiations, and caballings, and intriguings, the person most concerned, Frances Coke, the beauty and the heiress, was only the ball in the game.