intrigue :

intrigue

Something fascinating or alluring can be called “intriguing,” but “intrigue” as a noun means something rather different: scheming and plotting. Don’t say people or situations are full of intrigue when you mean they are intriguing. The name of the Oldsmobile car model called the Intrigue is probably based on this common confusion.

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Definitions

  • n  a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
  • n  a clandestine love affair
  • v  cause to be interested or curious
  • v  form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
News & Articles

  • Murder and Mystery Await in Marilyn Ellsworth Shelley’s New Novel
    “Trail of Forgiveness” is a tale of intrigue and deception full of unexpected twists. (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/MarilynEllsworthShelley/TrailofForgiveness/prweb10839132.htm
    June 17, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Book Review: The Chinese Information War
    benrothke writes "It's said that truth is stranger than fiction, as fiction has to make sense. Had The Chinese Information War: Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests been written as a spy thriller, it would have been a fascinating novel of international intrigue. But the book is far from a novel. It's a dense, well-researched overview of China ...
    June 17, 2013 - Slashdot
  • Mad Men: The Quality of Mercy: Episode 12 Season 6—TV Review
    No one does a penultimate episode like Mad Men . “The Quality of Mercy” was loaded with intrigue, and there was more than one conflict to concern yourself with. As Don and company barrel toward the sixth season finale ask yourself: Is anyone on this show capable of mercy?
    June 17, 2013 - ScreenCrave