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
"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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