Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Intrigued

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Intrigued (verb)
in·trigue [v. in-treeg; n. in-treeg, in-treeg]

verb (used with object)
1. to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate: The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.
2. to achieve or earn by appealing to another's curiosity, fancy, or interest: to intrigue one's way into another's notice.
3. to draw or capture: Her interest was intrigued by the strange symbol.
4. to accomplish or force by crafty plotting or underhand machinations.
5. Obsolete. to entangle.
6. Obsolete. to trick or cheat.

verb (used without object)
7. to plot craftily or underhandedly.
8. to carry on a secret or illicit love affair.

9. the use of underhand machinations or deceitful stratagems.
10. such a machination or stratagem or a series of them; a plot or crafty dealing: political intrigues.
11. a secret or illicit love affair.
12. the series of complications forming the plot of a play.

Related forms
in·tri·guer , noun
in·tri·guing·ly , adverb
out·in·trigue , verb (used with object), out·in·trigued, out·in·tri·guing.
un·in·trigued , adjective
un·in·tri·guing , adjective

Related Words for intrigued
charmed, fascinated, entertained, interested, absorbed

See more synonyms for intrigue on
1. interest, attract, fascinate.
7. manipulate.
9, 10. manipulation.

Synonym study
10. See conspiracy.

Origin: 1640–50; < French intriguer < Italian intrigare < Latin intricare to entangle; see intricate

Examples from the Web for intrigued
Contemporary Examples of intrigued

The apparent leader of this girl gang Lady, says, “You look angry, and I am intrigued .”

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‘Girlhood’: Coming of Age in France’s Projects
Molly Hannon
November 25, 2014

Curry was intrigued and, unlike the other filmmakers VanDyke consulted, he had time to take on a major project.

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‘Point and Shoot’ Captures the Birth of a Warrior on Film
Lloyd Grove
October 31, 2014

Gillespie finds true romance in reasoning, and he was intrigued .

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How Amelia's Plane Was Found
Michael Daly
October 30, 2014

People are so intrigued by this idea of the same boy actually growing up on screen—which is a classic Rick [Linklater] idea.

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The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh
Andrew Romano
August 1, 2014

Intrigued by an excerpt from a letter by Mozart included in the text?

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Beguiling Books on Steroids Make Interactive Reading a Pleasure
Malcolm Jones
June 27, 2014

Historical Examples of intrigued
Here is a salad that would have intrigued the palate of Lucullus, himself.

Her Father's Daughter
Gene Stratton-Porter

M. de Rivarol, intrigued by his mirth, scowled upon him disapprovingly.

Captain Blood
Rafael Sabatini

He had been a fool to have permitted himself to be intrigued by so shallow, so obvious a purpose.

The Sea-Hawk
Raphael Sabatini

Intrigued by his odd words and odder manner, she took the folded sheet.

Rafael Sabatini

I plotted, and schemed, and intrigued to obtain access to information.

Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
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