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pique

 (pēk)
n.
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
tr.v. piqued, piqu·ing, piques
1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
2. To provoke; arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.
3. To pride (oneself): He piqued himself on his stylish attire.

[French, a prick, irritation, from Old French, from piquer, to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre, ultimately of imitative origin.]

pi·qué

 (pĭ-kā′, pē-)
n.
A tightly woven fabric with various raised patterns, produced especially by a double warp.

[French, past participle of piquer, to quilt, from Old French, to backstitch, prick; see pique.]

pique

(piːk)
n
a feeling of resentment or irritation, as from having one's pride wounded
vb (tr) , piques, piquing or piqued
1. to cause to feel resentment or irritation
2. to excite or arouse
3. (foll by: on or upon) to pride or congratulate (oneself)
[C16: from French, from piquer to prick, sting; see pick1]

pique

(piːk) piquet
n
(Card Games) a score of 30 points made by a player from a combination of cards held before play begins and from play while his opponent's score is nil
vb
(Card Games) to score a pique (against)
[C17: from French pic, of uncertain origin]

piqué

(ˈpiːkeɪ)
n
(Textiles) a close-textured fabric of cotton, silk, or spun rayon woven with lengthwise ribs
[C19: from French piqué pricked, from piquer to prick]

pique

(pik)

v. piqued, piqu•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, esp. by some wound to pride.
2. to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).
3. to excite, arouse, or provoke: The remark piqued my curiosity.
4. Archaic. to pride (oneself) (usu. fol. by on or upon).
v.i.
5. to arouse pique in someone.
n.
6. a feeling of irritation or resentment, as from a wound to pride.
[1525–35; < Middle French pique (n.), piquer (v.) < Vulgar Latin *piccare to pick1; compare pickax, pike2, piqué ]

pi•qué

or pi•que

(pɪˈkeɪ, pi-)
n.
1. a fabric of cotton, spun rayon, or silk, woven with lengthwise cords or with an overall design, as bird's-eye.
adj.
2. Also, P.K. (of glove seams and gloves) stitched through lapping edges.
[1830–40; < French, past participle of piquer to quilt, prick; see pique]

pique


Past participle: piqued
Gerund: piquing

Imperative
pique
pique
Present
I pique
you pique
he/she/it piques
we pique
you pique
they pique
Preterite
I piqued
you piqued
he/she/it piqued
we piqued
you piqued
they piqued
Present Continuous
I am piquing
you are piquing
he/she/it is piquing
we are piquing
you are piquing
they are piquing
Present Perfect
I have piqued
you have piqued
he/she/it has piqued
we have piqued
you have piqued
they have piqued
Past Continuous
I was piquing
you were piquing
he/she/it was piquing
we were piquing
you were piquing
they were piquing
Past Perfect
I had piqued
you had piqued
he/she/it had piqued
we had piqued
you had piqued
they had piqued
Future
I will pique
you will pique
he/she/it will pique
we will pique
you will pique
they will pique
Future Perfect
I will have piqued
you will have piqued
he/she/it will have piqued
we will have piqued
you will have piqued
they will have piqued
Future Continuous
I will be piquing
you will be piquing
he/she/it will be piquing
we will be piquing
you will be piquing
they will be piquing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been piquing
you have been piquing
he/she/it has been piquing
we have been piquing
you have been piquing
they have been piquing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been piquing
you will have been piquing
he/she/it will have been piquing
we will have been piquing
you will have been piquing
they will have been piquing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been piquing
you had been piquing
he/she/it had been piquing
we had been piquing
you had been piquing
they had been piquing
Conditional
I would pique
you would pique
he/she/it would pique
we would pique
you would pique
they would pique
Past Conditional
I would have piqued
you would have piqued
he/she/it would have piqued
we would have piqued
you would have piqued
they would have piqued

piqué

Stepping directly onto pointe without bending knee.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pique - tightly woven fabric with raised cords
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.pique - a sudden outburst of angerpique - a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
vexation, annoyance, chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation
Verb1.pique - cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"

pique

noun
1. resentment, offence, irritation, annoyance, huff, displeasure, umbrage, hurt feelings, vexation, wounded pride In a fit of pique, he threw down his bag.
verb
1. arouse, excite, stir, spur, stimulate, provoke, rouse, goad, whet, kindle, galvanize This phenomenon piqued Dr. Morris' interest.
2. displease, wound, provoke, annoy, get (informal), sting, offend, irritate, put out, incense, gall, nettle, vex, affront, mortify, irk, rile, peeve (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), put someone's nose out of joint (informal), miff (informal) She was piqued by his lack of enthusiasm.

pique

noun
Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight:
verb
1. To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior:
Idioms: add insult to injury, give offense to.
Translations
غَضَب، إسْتِياء
uraženost
sértõdés
gremja
apmaudasįžeista savimeilė
aizvainojums
urazenosť
incinmekırılma

pique

[piːk]
A. Nresentimiento m
to be in a piqueestar resentido
to do sth in a fit of piquehacer algo por resentimiento or por despecho
B. VT
1. (= offend) I was piqued at his refusal to acknowledge meme ofendió que se negara a saludarme
2. (= arouse) [+ interest, appetite] → despertar; [+ curiosity] → picar

pique

[ˈpiːk]
ndépit m
to do sth in a fit of pique → faire qch dans un accès de mauvaise humeur
vt [+ curiosity, interest] → piquer

pique

nGroll m, → Vergrämtheit f; he resigned in a fit of piqueer kündigte, weil er vergrämt war; you needn’t have a fit of pique just because …du brauchst nicht gleich pikiert or beleidigt zu sein, nur weil …; to do something out of piqueetw aus Groll (dat)tun; to be in a pique with somebody (old)gegen jdn einen Groll hegen
vt (= offend, wound)kränken, verletzen; to be piqued at or by somethingüber jdn/etw (acc)ungehalten or pikiert sein
vr to pique oneself on somethingsich (dat)viel auf etw (acc)einbilden

piqué

nPikee m, → Piqué m

pique

[piːk]
1. ndispetto, picca
2. vtindispettire

pique

(piːk) noun
anger caused by one's pride being hurt. She walked out of the room in a fit of pique.
References in classic literature ?
Sallie Gardiner was absorbed in keeping her white pique dress clean and chattering with the ubiquitous Fred, who kept Beth in constant terror by his pranks.
It was an inscription well calculated to pique curiosity.
During his present short stay, Emma had barely seen him; but just enough to feel that the first meeting was over, and to give her the impression of his not being improved by the mixture of pique and pretension, now spread over his air.
That is," said Don Quixote, "when they cannot help it, or when they are in love; and so true is this that there have been knights who have remained two years on rocks, in sunshine and shade and all the inclemencies of heaven, without their ladies knowing anything of it; and one of these was Amadis, when, under the name of Beltenebros, he took up his abode on the Pena Pobre for -I know not if it was eight years or eight months, for I am not very sure of the reckoning; at any rate he stayed there doing penance for I know not what pique the Princess Oriana had against him; but no more of this now, Sancho, and make haste before a mishap like Rocinante's befalls the ass.
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
This seemed to pique general curiosity, and quite a number of people began to run.
No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique.
You pique my curiosity, dear Rochefort; pray tell me the whole story.
Under the sudden influence of passions, that probably will not escape our readers, he could not forbear uttering, in a tone in which pique might have been too apparent.
Five minutes later, Tom Thurston entered, and Julia Monson came down to receive HIM, her pique not interfering, and it being rather stylish to be disengaged on the morning of the day when the household was in all the confusion of a premeditated rout.
Freely was a man who cared to possess personal virtues, and did not pique himself on his family, though some men would.
I pique myself on my wisdom there, Arthur, and as an old fellow to whom wisdom had become cheap, I bestow it upon you.