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pique

pique

 
pronunciation:
pik
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: piqued, piques, piquing
definition 1: to incite to hostility or resentment, esp. by hurting the feelings.
She was piqued by his coldness.
similar words:
anger, gall, miff, offend
definition 2: to cause (a feeling or action) to be aroused or incited.
The lecture piqued my interest in astronomy.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to incite someone to hostility or resentment, esp. by hurting his or her feelings.
similar words:
offend
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an angry or resentful feeling, esp. as the result of having one's feelings hurt.
She lashed out in a fit of pique.
similar words:
grudge, miff, resentment, temper