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intrigue

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a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • the intrigue was quickly discovered, and the would-be assassins were arrested
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plot, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal mean a plan secretly devised to accomplish an evil or treacherous end. plot implies careful foresight in planning a complex scheme.
    • an assassination plot
intrigue suggests secret underhanded maneuvering in an atmosphere of duplicity.
    • backstairs intrigue
machination implies a contriving of annoyances, injuries, or evils by indirect means.
    • the machinations of a party boss
conspiracy implies a secret agreement among several people usually involving treason or great treachery.
    • a conspiracy to fix prices
cabal typically applies to political intrigue involving persons of some eminence.
    • a cabal among powerful senators

intrigue

Synonyms and Antonyms of intrigue

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
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2 to hold the attention of

  • the mystery story intrigued me so that I read it in one sitting
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catch one's eye

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