Adjective "Piqued" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Piqued


    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:

    "people can be piqued by neglects."

    "lieutenants can be piqued by lacks."

    "felicities can be piqued at assumptions."

    "people can be piqued."

    "interests can be piqued."

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