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PIQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pique mean? 

PIQUE (noun)
  The noun PIQUE has 2 senses:

1. tightly woven fabric with raised cords
2. a sudden outburst of anger

  Familiarity information: PIQUE used as a noun is rare.


PIQUE (verb)
  The verb PIQUE has 1 sense:

1. cause to feel resentment or indignation

  Familiarity information: PIQUE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIQUE (noun)


Sense 1pique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tightly woven fabric with raised cords

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pique" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


Sense 2pique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden outburst of anger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

temper; irritation; pique

Context example:

his temper sparked like damp firewood

Hypernyms ("pique" is a kind of...):

annoyance; chafe; vexation (anger produced by some annoying irritation)


PIQUE (verb)


Sense 1pique [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to feel resentment or indignation

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

offend; pique

Context example:

Her tactless remark offended me

Hypernyms (to "pique" is one way to...):

anger (make angry)

Cause:

resent (feel bitter or indignant about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to pique Sue


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