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Definition of Intrigue


  1. To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice.
  2. To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour.
  3. To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass.
  4. Intricacy; complication.
  5. A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
  6. The plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.
  7. A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.

Intrigue Quotations

You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.
Deepak Chopra

To me, rock music was never meant to be safe. I think there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness. Your parents should hate it.
Trent Reznor

Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
Martin Van Buren

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
John le Carre

Most governments do have inbuilt biases in favour of the rich and powerful, and most do contain plenty of manipulators who love intrigue, who have lost whatever moral compass they may once have had and who protect themselves with steely cynicism.
Geoff Mulgan
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Intrigue Translations

intrigue in Dutch is bekonkelen, intrigeren, konkelen
intrigue in Finnish is juonitella
intrigue in French is intriguer, micmac
intrigue in German is Intrige, intrigieren, Intriege
intrigue in Italian is intrigo, intrigare
intrigue in Norwegian is intrige, intrigering
intrigue in Spanish is intrigar, intriga
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