- 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.
verb (piquespēks, piquingˈpēkiNG, piquedpēkt)Back to top
- 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.
- ‘Play it yourself then,’ said Liszt, rising from the piano, rather piqued.
- So eggheaded am I about much of what I watch, I was rather piqued that I couldn't have both sets of subtitles on the screen at the same time.
- ‘I can still ride okay,’ he said, sounding piqued.
Mid 16th century (denoting animosity between two or more people): from French piquer 'prick, irritate'.
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Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb (piques, piquing, piqued)[with object] Back to top
Mid 17th century: from French pic, from the Old French sense 'stabbing blow', of unknown ultimate origin.
- Bloomies' spring hats range from fun and practical (how about a red Lacoste rain hat or a pink cotton piqué cap?) to stylish straws and felts.
- Pink Lacoste or Ralph Lauren piqué polo shirts were probably the biggest sellers and they reflected the image of a distinguished and well-mannered preppy boy.
- Whether you're going to work or hitting hole-in-ones with your buddies, polo piqué T-shirts are where it's at.
Mid 19th century: from French, literally 'backstitched', past participle of piquer.
Words that rhyme with piquéappliqué
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