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intriguing (adj.)

1680s, "plotting, scheming," present-participle adjective from intrigue (v.). Meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909. Related: Intriguingly.

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Definitions of intriguing

intriguing (adj.)
disturbingly provocative;
an intriguing smile
Synonyms: challenging
intriguing (adj.)
capable of arousing interest or curiosity;
our team came up with some most intriguing finds
From wordnet.princeton.edu