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pique

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pique

  1. the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity in a fit of pique she posted embarrassing photos of her ex-boyfriend on the Internet Synonyms of pique dudgeon, huff, miff, offense (or offence), peeve, resentment, umbrage Words Related to pique aggravation, anger, annoyance, bother, botheration, discomfort, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, vexation; agitation, angriness, displeasure, distress, disturbance, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, perturbation, upset; dander, temper; fit, pet, pouts, sulk(s), tantrum, tizzy; affront, barb, brickbat, dig, indignity, insult, put-down, slap, slight, slur Near Antonyms of pique satisfaction; appeasement, mollification, pacification; contentment, delight, gratification, happiness, pleasure


pique

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pique

  1. 1 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts her seat companion piqued her by repeatedly poking her in the ribs Synonyms of pique aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, irritate, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vexWords Related to pique hassle, heckle; nag; inflame (also enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag (also ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrageNear Antonyms of pique appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe

  2. 2 to rouse to strong feeling or action their sarcastic comments piqued him to respond in kind Synonyms of pique arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, provoke, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stirWords Related to pique fan, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, trigger; activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, motive, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize; abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up); anger, enrage, madden, upset; jeer, taunt, tease; aggravate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get, irritate, vexNear Antonyms of pique calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate

  3. 3 to think highly of (oneself) she piques herself on her considerable musical abilities Synonyms of pique flatter, pride, plumeWords Related to pique boast, brag, crow, gasconade, swagger, swank, swash, vapor, vaunt; congratulate, felicitate



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