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pɪˈkeɪ, pi-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique(noun)

    tightly woven fabric with raised cords

    temper, irritation

  2. pique, temper, irritation(noun)

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

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

  3. pique, offend(verb)

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    displeasure, grudge, irritation, offense, resentment, umbrage

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pique

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pique(n.)

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

  2. pique(v. a.)

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

  3. pique(v. a.)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    piqué, bheki, beck, paek, pec, paik

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