Synonyms for intrigue
scheme, conspiracy, cabal, machination, plan, secret arrangement, complication, ruse, artifice, design, dodge, contrivance, collusion, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulation, double-dealing, secret plot, wire-pulling*, deal*, game*; see also plot 1, trick 1.
liaison, amour, affair, interlude, entanglement, attachment, intimacy, infatuation, flirtation, romance, hush-hush affair*; see also affair 2. See syn. study at plot.
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A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end: cabal, collusion, connivance, conspiracy, machination, plot, scheme. See crimes, planned
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end: collude, connive, conspire, machinate, plot, scheme. See crimes, planned
To arouse the interest and attention of: attract, interest. (Slang) turn on. See excite
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