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piqued

[ peekt ]
/ pikt /
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adjective
(of interest, curiosity, etc.) excited or aroused:By the end of the talk the audience had tons of questions, and left with a piqued interest in the world of lion research.
irritated and resentful, especially because of an injury to one’s pride:The Act triggered President Truman's piqued reaction: he found the bill "un-American" and vetoed it, but to no avail.
(of pride, vanity, etc.) wounded: Unimaginable horrors often result from nothing more than a move to second place, a public embarrassment, or a piqued ego.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of pique1.
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