verb (used with object), piqued, piqu·ing.
verb (used without object), piqued, piqu·ing.
Origin of pique1
SYNONYMS FOR pique
Related formsun·piqued, adjective
Examples from the Web for piquing
Waiting upon his moods, piquing him, flattering him, feeding his vanity—'charming' him!Sylvia's Marriage|Upton Sinclair
Judkins is rather a dandy than otherwise, piquing himself somewhat on his apparel.George Walker at Suez|Anthony Trollope
The young lady, piquing herself on her constancy, refused her new admirer.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie's bearish suspicions.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
Harry continued her first object for some little time, but soon the idea of piquing him was merely an excuse for coquetry.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth