intriguing

[ verb in-treeg; noun in-treeg, in-treeg ]SEE DEFINITION OF intriguing
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He is certainly an intriguing wretch, and full of inventions.

Ramiro was to them the man that hired them; with his intriguing they had no concern.

They have been intriguing for years—and nothing has happened.

He was still extremely outspoken in his dislike of "intriguing fellows."

I never saw this D'Hubert—a sort of intriguing dandy, I am told.

He was intriguing in Havana—but how could we unmask him there?

The Wells are a mere pretext for gaming, intriguing, and fortune-hunting.

He still manifested an outspoken dislike for "intriguing fellows."

I never saw this D'Hubert—a sort of intriguing dandy, I understand.

But the smile was intriguing: I should think particularly so to women.

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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