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piquing

adjective

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(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

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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

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“Piquing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/piquing. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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