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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pique, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piqued p. pr. & vb. n. Piquing ]
 1. To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
    Pique her, and soothe in turn.   --Byron.
 2. To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
 3. To pride or value; -- used reflexively.
    Men . . . pique themselves upon their skill.   --Locke.
 Syn: -- To offend; displease; irritate; provoke; fret; nettle; sting; goad; stimulate.