There are 2 translations of pique in Spanish:

pique1

Pronunciation: /piːk/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • despecho (masculine), resentimiento (masculine) he only said that in a fit of pique lo dijo solo por despecho
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    • So I think senior colleagues made the wrong decision - but I can't say they made the decision in a fit of pique or envy.
    • They left two-weeks ago after selling their house in a fit of pique over the fact that their grandchildren were not welcome in the complex's communal backyard.
    • The president, apparently in a fit of pique, in October abruptly postpones a long-planned summit with Britain.

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There are 2 translations of pique in Spanish:

pique2

vt

  • 1.1 (irritate) he was piqued by her lack of interest se resintió por su falta de interés, su falta de interés lo hirió en su orgullo 1.2 (arouse) [curiosity] picar*; [interest] despertar*
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    • Curiosity piqued my harbored interest and I stole a glance at myself, to see what others saw of me.
    • This piques my scientific curiosity and I make a mental note to ask my rather strange-looking hostess about it.
    • Even those with only a passing interest in the subject matter should find something to pique their curiosity within.

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Word of the day erizo
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Cultural fact of the day

The Cortes Generales is the Spanish Parliament, consisting of two houses, the lower house or Congreso de los Diputados and the upper house or Senado. It is a legislative body, approves state budgets, and exercises other powers relating to international treaties and agreements, the autonomous regions and appointments to posts in institutions such as the Tribunal Constitucional.