verb (used with object), piqued, piqu·ing.
verb (used without object), piqued, piqu·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR pique
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Origin of pique1
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
The young lady, piquing herself on her constancy, refused her new admirer.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
It is the only part on which I have bestowed much pains, for the difficulty was piquing, not piquant.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie's bearish suspicions.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
The story must have a beginning, concrete, interest-compelling, curiosity-piquing.Picture-Work|Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) Hervey
This was a triumph; and had it come naturally, such a triumph would have been the sweeter to her for this piquing delay.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy