Meaning of “intrigue” in the English Dictionary

"intrigue" in British English

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intrigueverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈtriːɡ/ us /ɪnˈtriːɡ/

intriguenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɪn.triːɡ/ us /ˈɪn.triːɡ/

(the making of) a secret plan to do something, especially something that will harm another person:

a tale of political intrigue

(Definition of “intrigue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intrigue" in American English

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intrigueverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈtriɡ/

to interest someone, often because of an unusual or unexpected quality:

I was intrigued by his slow, deliberate way of talking and the serious look in his eyes.
intriguing
adjective us /ɪnˈtri·ɡɪŋ/

She has written an intriguing account of growing up on a farm as one of ten children.

intriguenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɪn·triɡ, ɪnˈtriɡ/

the making of a secret plan to do something, esp. something that will harm someone:

[ U ] In that tale of political intrigue, he combined great dialogue with an interesting plot and a surprise ending.

(Definition of “intrigue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)