how to pronounce pique


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meanings of pique


  1. A feeling of irritation or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration.
  2. A feeling of enmity; ill-feeling, animosity; a transient feeling of wounded pride.
  3. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
  4. In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
  5. A durable ribbed fabric made from cotton, rayon, or silk.
  6. A chigger or jigger, Tunga penetrans.


  1. To take pride in; to pride oneself on.
  2. To score a pique against.
  3. To wound the pride of; to excite to anger.
  4. To stimulate (a feeling, emotion); to offend by slighting; to excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy.

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