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or intriguant

[in-tri-guh nt; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənt; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/
noun, plural intrigants
[in-tri-guh nts; French an-tree-gahn] /ˈɪn trɪ gənts; French ɛ̃ triˈgɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
a person who engages in intrigue or intrigues.
Origin of intrigant
1775-85; < French < Italian intrigante, present participle of intrigare to intrigue Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But he was essentially—here is the secret—essentially an intriguant.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As for Fanny, there was nothing of the intriguant about her.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Thus, though generally esteemed an able diplomatist, he had the cunning of the intriguant, and not the providence of a statesman.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for intriguant


/ˈɪntrɪɡənt; French ɛ̃triɡɑ̃/
(archaic) a person who intrigues; intriguer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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