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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pique /ˈpik/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pique, v. i. To cause annoyance or irritation. “Every verse hath something in it that piques.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·qué n.  A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, -- used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pique n. Zool. The jigger. See Jigger.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pique n.
 1. A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
    Men take up piques and displeasures.   --Dr. H. More.
    Wars had arisen . . . upon a personal pique.   --De Quincey.
 2. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
 Though it have the pique, and long,
 'Tis still for something in the wrong.   --Hudibras.
 3. Card Playing In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
 Syn: -- Displeasure; irritation; grudge; spite.
 Usage: Pique, Spite, Grudge. Pique denotes a quick and often transient sense of resentment for some supposed neglect or injury, but it is not marked by malevolence. Spite is a stronger term, denoting settled ill will or malice, with a desire to injure, as the result of extreme irritation. Grudge goes still further, denoting cherished and secret enmity, with an unforgiving spirit. A pique is usually of recent date; a grudge is that which has long subsisted; spite implies a disposition to cross or vex others.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: tightly woven fabric with raised cords
      2: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp
         firewood" [syn: temper, irritation]
      v : cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless
          remark offended me" [syn: offend]