Thesaurus

piquing

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of piquing

(Entry 1 of 2)

serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction
  • piquing remarks that were said mainly to get a rise out of the other guests at the party

Synonyms for piquing

Words Related to piquing

Near Antonyms for piquing

Antonyms for piquing

piquing

verb
present participle of pique

Synonyms & Antonyms of piquing (Entry 2 of 2)

3 to think highly of (oneself)
  • she piques herself on her considerable musical abilities

Synonyms for piquing

Words Related to piquing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about piquing

Cite this Entry

“Piquing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/piquing. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on piquing

Nglish: Translation of piquing for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of piquing for Arabic Speakers

Comments on piquing

What made you want to look up piquing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!