Adjective "Pique" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Pique


    Definition:

    1. to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride: She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation.

    2. to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).

    3. to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.): Her curiosity was piqued by the gossip.

    4. to arouse an emotion or provoke to action: to pique someone to answer a challenge.

    5. Archaic. to pride (oneself) (usually followed by on or upon). verb (used without object

    Origin:
    pique

    Examples:

    "reporters can be pique."

    "vests can be pique."

    "televisions can be pique."

    "reasons can be pique."

    "radios can be pique."

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