pique

Definitions:

  • A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
  • To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
  • To provoke; arouse.
  • To pride (oneself).
  • A point or peak.
  • A point of conduct; punctilio.
  • A blind tick, <em>Argas nigra</em>, capable of causing painful sores on cattle and men. See <internalXref urlencoded="Argas">Argas</internalXref>.
  • The jigger, chigoe, or chique. See <internalXref urlencoded="Sarcopsylla">Sarcopsylla</internalXref>.
  • In the game of piquet, the winning of thirty points before one's opponent scores at all in the same deal, entitling the winner to add thirty more to his score.
  • To win a pique from. See <internalXref urlencoded="pique">pique</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>, 4.
  • To sting, in a figurative sense; nettle; irritate; offend; fret; excite a degree of anger in.
  • To stimulate or excite to action by arousing envy, jealousy, or other passion in a somewhat slight degree.
  • Reflexively, to pride or value (one's self).
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To displease, vex, provoke. See <internalXref urlencoded="pique">pique</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>
  • A quarrel; dispute; strife.
  • A feeling of anger, irritation, displeasure, or resentment arising from wounded pride, vanity, or self-love; wounded pride; slight umbrage or offense taken.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Pique</em> and <em>umbrage</em> differ from the words compared under <em>animosily</em> (which see) in that they are not necessarily or generally attended by a desire to injure the person toward whom the feeling is entertained. They are both purely personal. <em>Pique</em> is more likely to be a matter of injured self-respect or self-conceit; it is a quick feeling, and is more fugitive in character. <em>Umbrage</em> is founded upon the idea of being thrown into the shade or overshadowed; hence, it has the sense of offense at being slighted or not sufficiently recognized; it is indefinite as to the strength or the permanence of the feeling.
  • The jigger. See <xref urlencoded="jigger">jigger</xref>.
  • A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
  • Keenly felt desire; a longing.
  • In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
  • To cause annoyance or irritation.
  • To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
  • To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick.
  • To pride or value; -- used reflexively.
  • A <xref>durable</xref> ribbed fabric made from <xref>cotton</xref>, <xref>rayon</xref>, or <xref>silk</xref>.
  • A <xref>chigger</xref> or <xref>jigger</xref>, Tunga penetrans.
  • A feeling of <xref>enmity</xref> between two entities; ill-feeling, <xref>animosity</xref>; a <xref>transient</xref> feeling of wounded pride.
  • A feeling of <xref>irritation</xref> or <xref>resentment</xref>, awakened by a social slight or injury; <xref>offence</xref>, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration.
  • To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to excite to anger.
  • To <xref>take pride</xref> <xref>in</xref>; to pride oneself <xref>on</xref>.
  • To excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to <xref>stimulate</xref> (a feeling, emotion); to offend by slighting.
  • In <xref>piquet</xref>, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
  • tightly woven fabric with raised cords
  • cause to feel resentment or indignation
  • a sudden outburst of anger
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