in·​tri·​gant ˌin-trē-ˈgänt How to pronounce intrigant (audio)
variants or intriguant
: one that intrigues

Word History


French intrigant, from Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intrigant was in 1781

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“Intrigant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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