Synonyms of intrigue in English:

intrigue


See definition of intrigue

verb

1‘other people's houses always intrigued her’

SYNONYMS

interest, be of interest to, fascinate, be a source of fascination to, arouse someone's curiosity, engage someone's attention, attract, draw, lure, tempt, tantalize

rivet, absorb, engross, charm, captivate

divert, titillate

ANTONYMS

bore

2‘the ministers were intriguing for their own gains’

SYNONYMS

plot, hatch a plot, conspire, take part in a conspiracy, make secret plans, lay plans, scheme, manoeuvre, connive, collude, work hand in glove

rare complot, cabal, machinate


noun

1‘the intrigue that accompanied the selection of a new leader’

SYNONYMS

plotting, planning, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheming, machination, trickery, sharp practice, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, deviousness, subterfuge

plot, scheme, stratagem, ruse, wile, artifice, manoeuvre

informal dirty tricks

rare complot, cabal, covin

2‘the king's intrigues with his nobles' wives’

SYNONYMS

secret love affair, affair, affair of the heart, liaison, amour, amorous entanglement, romantic entanglement, fling, flirtation, dalliance

adultery, infidelity, unfaithfulness

informal fooling around, playing around, playing away, hanky-panky

British informal carryings-on, carry-on, bit on the side