intriguer

[ verb in-treeg; noun in-treeg, in-treeg ]SEE DEFINITION OF intriguer
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So clever an intriguer as Protopopoff should have realized this.

Will they show me the door, as though I were an intriguer or a madman?

That last statement both amazed and gratified the intriguer.

Can it be that she is suspected of being something of an intriguer?

When he "drudged in business" the country only saw in him an intriguer for power.

Tell him he lies; that the man who has just left him is no confessor, but an intriguer like himself.

Speyer is an intriguer, a revolutionist, a man in every way infamous.

Poor La Vallire, so disinterested, so little of an intriguer!

The world was also well assured that the favourite was an intriguer.

Let us assume for the moment that the countess is a spy and an intriguer.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to trick, deceive, cheat" (earlier entriken, late 14c.), from French intriguer (16c.), from Italian intrigare "to plot, meddle," from Latin intricare "entangle" (see intricate). Meaning "to plot or scheme" first recorded 1714; that of "to excite curiosity" is from 1894. Related: Intrigued; intriguing (1680s, "plotting, scheming;" meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909).

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