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, palace intrigue, 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