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intriguing

adjective

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intriguing

verb
present participle of intrigue

Synonyms & Antonyms of intriguing (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of intriguing was in 1752

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“Intriguing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intriguing. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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