verb (used with object), piqued, piqu·ing.
verb (used without object), piqued, piqu·ing.
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Origin of pique1
SYNONYMS FOR pique
OTHER WORDS FROM piqueun·piqued, adjective
Definition for pique (2 of 3)
Definition for pique (3 of 3)
noun, plural pi·qués [pi-keyz, pee-; French pee-key] /pɪˈkeɪz, pi-; French piˈkeɪ/ for 2.
Origin of piqué
Example sentences from the Web for pique
So your interest is piqued, but then how did you convince Marvel to hand you the keys?‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her curiosity was piqued, and she began a nearly decade-long critical review of the research on dietary fat.
"Seventeen, sister," said Miss Phœbe, who piqued herself on knowing all about dear Mr. Gibson's domestic affairs.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.Dope|Sax Rohmer
He was a fine rider, and piqued himself on his abilities in this way.Heads and Tales|Various
"Captain," said the agent, piqued at having his title by courtesy withheld.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
Barbu and Crafleux piqued themselves on their gentlemanly manners.Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta