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intrigue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intrigue

  1. a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends <the intrigue was quickly discovered, and the would-be assassins were arrested> Synonyms conspiracy, design, plot, machination, schemeRelated Words counterconspiracy, counterplot; frame-up; manipulation, subterfuge, trickery; artifice, contrivance, cover-up, dodge, draft, maneuver, stratagem, trick; cabal, confederacy, ring; game, gimmick, racket; ground plan, program, strategy, system; collusion, complicity, connivance, conniving, conspiration




intrigue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of intrigue

  1. 1 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <evidence that the leading manufacturers had intrigued to keep prices artificially high> Synonyms collude, compass, connive, conspire, contrive, plot, machinate, put up, schemeRelated Words counterplot; brew, concoct, cook (up), devise, hatch; engineer, jockey, maneuver, manipulate; design, frame, lay out, map, plan, shape

  2. 2 to hold the attention of <the mystery story intrigued me so that I read it in one sitting> Synonyms absorb, bemuse, busy, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, engage, involve, occupyRelated Words allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary





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