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Synonyms for pique
pɪˈkeɪ, pi-pique

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pique

    Pique, from the French, signifies primarily a prick or a sting, as of a nettle; the word denotes a sudden feeling of mingled pain and anger, but slight and usually transient, arising from some neglect or offense, real or imaginary. Umbrage is a deeper and more persistent displeasure at being overshadowed (Latin umbra, a shadow) or subjected to any treatment that one deems unworthy of him. It may be said, as a general statement, that pique arises from wounded vanity or sensitiveness, umbrage from wounded pride or sometimes from suspicion. Resentment rests on more solid grounds, and is deep and persistent. Compare ANGER.

    Synonyms:
    displeasure, grudge, irritation, offense, resentment, umbrage

    Antonyms:
    approval, complacency, contentment, delight, gratification, pleasure, satisfaction

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pique

    Synonyms:
    grudge, offence, umbrage, spite, resentment , wounded pride

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. piquenoun

    tightly woven fabric with raised cords

    Synonyms:
    temper, irritation

  2. pique, temper, irritationnoun

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

    Synonyms:
    discomfort, temper, annoying, toughness, botheration, surliness, biliousness, innervation, mood, provocation, peevishness, humor, pettishness, excitation, soreness, irritation, irritability, humour, aggravation, snappishness, vexation, annoyance

  3. pique, offendverb

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, spite, go against, violate, appall, outrage, shock, transgress, scandalise, break, appal, scandalize, bruise, breach, offend, infract, wound

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. piquenoun

    Synonyms:
    resentment (slight), grudge, umbrage, offence, wounded pride

  2. piqueverb

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, incite, urge, instigate, spur, goad, set on, stir up

  3. piqueverb

    Synonyms:
    offend, displease, affront, provoke, incense, irritate, chafe, nettle, vex, fret, sting, exasperate, wound, give offence to, give umbrage to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. piquenoun

    Synonyms:
    displeasure, resentment, vexation, umbrage

  2. piqueverb

    Synonyms:
    displease, offend

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pique":

    piqué, bheki, beck, paek, pec, paik

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How to use pique in a sentence?

  1. Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter:

    As a lifelong educator, I know every child in New York City has talents that go far beyond what a single test can capture and the Brilliant NYC plan will uncover their strengths so they can succeed, i'm excited to get into neighborhoods across New York City to hear directly from communities about the types of learning opportunities that pique students' interests and lets their gifts shine.

  2. Violaine Gueritault:

    What I'm interested in is for this experience to be a springboard for them, some sort of catalyst, just to open a door, to just make them aware that this exists and just to kind of like pique their curiosity, it's a lifelong skill.

  3. Manuel Diez:

    Losing the coach is like the family losing a father, everyone comes together. I think the core of the team is its strength, players like( Sergio) Ramos,( Gerard) Pique,( Andres) Iniesta. But everything depends on today's game.

  4. Alef Education CEO Geoffrey Alphonso:

    Wouldn't it be great if you could look at artificial intelligence and data to drive kids into the right careers, into the right choices for post secondary education ? if a student is doing really well at science, why not pique their interest in what it's like to be a scientist or an astronaut ?


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