Definition of intrigue:
- A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
- A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
- Intricacy; complication.
- The plot or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events.
- To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour.
- To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass.
- To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a purpose by secret artifice.
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For the rest, they gave no signs of their knowledge of the intrigue, but stoutly maintained that their advice was the best, and meanwhile kept close by and watched the gates, making it impossible for the conspirators to effect their purpose.- "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
- "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare", J. J. Jusserand.