intrigant

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Intrigant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intrigant. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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