Intrigue

In*trigue"

, n. [Cf. F. intrique. See Intrigue, v. i.]
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1. Intricacy; complication. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
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2. A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
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Busy meddlers with intrigues of state.
Pomfret.
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3. The plot of a play or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions, and events. Pope.
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4. A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
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The hero of a comedy is represented victorious in all his intrigues.
Swift.

Syn. -- Plot; scheme; conspiracy; machination.
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