intrigue


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Synonyms for intrigue

Synonyms for intrigue

a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

to work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

to arouse the interest and attention of

Synonyms for intrigue

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends

a clandestine love affair

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cause to be interested or curious

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

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As similar intrigues are not uncommon in Italy, if we may credit travellers, the comtess did not manifest the least incredulity, but congratulated Albert on his success.
I never meddle in intrigues, and if I occasionally become a confidant of the intrigues of others I am sure your eminence will approve of my keeping them secret.
My lord," replied Guitant, "such ministers do not weigh men in the same balance; they get their information on war from warriors; on intrigues, from intriguers.
A fugitive smile, an imperceptible vestige of his ancient spirit of intrigue, shot across the pale face of the prince.
It is simply a plot, an intrigue, to upset our plans and to stir up a quarrel.
In my despair, an intrigue of the most dangerous kind would perhaps have had its attractions for me; but even peril was out of my reach.
I wasted my energies in numberless frivolous pursuits, and in the short-lived love intrigues that are the disgrace of salons in Paris, where every one seeks for love, grows blase in the pursuit, falls into the libertinism sanctioned by polite society, and ends by feeling as much astonished at real passion as the world is over a heroic action.
On the contrary, I am convinced there never was less of love intrigue carried on among persons of condition than now.
I have wealth - great wealth I suppose I should say; an inordinate curiosity, a talent for intrigue.
The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him.
But you, Victor, are my intrigue, you, my love, my husband
There are also other things which in a different manner will occasion revolutions in governments; as election intrigues, neglect, want of numbers, a too great dissimilarity of circumstances.
Once inside their new master's household these women struggle to preserve their power and identity, but an encroaching web of intrigue, brutality, and ritual strangles and eventually destroys them.
The choice is yours, because making money is all that counts in this game of intrigue that never plays the same.
He uncovers a nasty 50-year-old plot still very much in play today that involves political intrigue in the Vatican and a web of intrigue entangling the Vatican, Nazi Germany and Israel.