in·​trigu·​ing·​ly | \in-ˈtrē-giŋ-lē \

Definition of intriguingly 

1 : in an intriguing manner

2 : as a matter of marked interest

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Most intriguingly, even the furnishings and items in the home recall another time. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Mansion Has Sat Virtually Untouched For 50 Years," 8 July 2017 This fine biography of Francis Willughby (1635-72) is intriguingly double-layered, the life of a 17th-century naturalist seen through the eyes of a modern ornithologist. Jenny Uglow, WSJ, "‘The Wonderful Mr. Willughby’ Review: Hatching a New Science," 5 July 2018 Most intriguingly: Morgan Jones (Lennie James), turning his back on the Alexandria Safe-Zone in favor of an unsafe and uncertain future on the other side of the country. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Fear the Walking Dead': Where Everyone Left Off and What's Next (After the Big Crossover)," 8 Apr. 2018 Valentino occupied an ambiguous space, with his masculinity, sexuality and race all intriguingly fluid. Soraya Roberts, New York Times, "Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?," 9 Jan. 2018 Grant is intriguingly cast as Thorpe, portraying the politician’s general geniality and charisma as well as his penchant for risk-taking and his sense of entitlement. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Sex, Lies, and Bunnies in A Very English Scandal," 3 July 2018 Her memoir, Une Apparition, is named after the intriguingly silver-haired women who, one after another, appeared to her like a sign, coaxing her to go natural. Jessica Berger Gross, Longreads, "Gone Gray," 10 July 2018 This is also a scrub and a shampoo that smells intriguingly like Thin Mints. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How to Get Rid of Dandruff," 6 June 2018 Unlike the typical, cloying lemon drop, Colliau’s version is subtle and balanced, with the intriguingly complex flavor that comes from milk clarification. Esther Mobley,, "SF’s Interval puts the fern bar on a cocktail menu," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of intriguingly

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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