intriguing


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in·trigu·ing

 (ĭn-trē′gĭng)
adj.
Arousing interest or curiosity: an intriguing plot.

in′trigu′ing·ly adv.

intriguing

(ɪnˈtriːɡɪŋ)
adj
arousing great interest or curiosity: an intriguing mystery.
inˈtriguingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intriguing - disturbingly provocative; "an intriguing smile"
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
2.intriguing - capable of arousing interest or curiosity; "our team came up with some most intriguing finds"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention

intriguing

Translations
جَذّاب، ساحِر، مُثير للإهْتِمام
poutavýzajímavý
fængslendefascinerende
forvitnilegur

intriguing

[ɪnˈtriːgɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= fascinating) [question, problem] → intrigante; [prospect, possibility] → fascinante; [personality] → misterioso, enigmático
a most intriguing problemun problema de lo más intrigante
an intriguing little gadgetun chisme curiosísimo or de lo más curioso
how very intriguing!¡qué raro!, ¡muy interesante!
B. Nintriga f

intriguing

[ɪnˈtriːgɪŋ] adj [book, question, idea] → intrigant(e), qui pique la curiosité

intriguing

nIntrigen (→ spiel nt) pl

intriguing

[ɪnˈtriːgɪŋ]
1. adj (fascinating) → affascinante, intrigante; (arousing curiosity) → che suscita curiosità
2. nintrighi mpl

intrigue

(inˈtriːg) , (ˈintriːg) noun
the activity of plotting or scheming; a plot or scheme. He became president as a result of (a) political intrigue.
(inˈtriːg) verb
1. to fascinate, arouse the curiosity of or amuse. The book intrigued me.
2. to plot or scheme.
inˈtriguing adjective
curious or amusing. an intriguing idea.
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