pique

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In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one
To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger
To take pride in; to pride oneself on
A feeling of enmity between two entities; ill-feeling, animosity
The chigger or jigger, Tunga penetrans
A feeling of irritation or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration

This defiance was not a fit of pique, but a matter of principle.

To excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate (a feeling, emotion)
to excite a slight degree of anger in
{n} a grudge, enmity, ill-will, point, nicety
{v} to offend, vex, provoke, sting
Single knit construction also known as honeycomb or mesh An open knit surface with a coarser hand than jersey or interlock
To pride or value; used reflexively
If someone does something in a fit of pique, they do it suddenly because they are annoyed at being not treated properly. Lawrence, in a fit of pique, left the Army and took up a career in the City
a durable ribbed clothing fabric of cotton, rayon, or silk
tightly woven fabric with raised cords
A fabric of cotton, spun rayon woven lengthwise with raised cords
cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me
(pronounced pee-kay) a method of decorating tortoiseshell with fine inlay of gold or silver Since tortoise shell is a natural thermoplastic, a fine rod of precious metal can be heated and then pressed into the shell The rod is cut off at the surface and as the shell cools, it rehardens and grips the insert tightly This process is repeated to form a delicate pattern
Tortoise shell or ivory that has been inlaid with gold, silver, or mother-of-pearl
A durable ribbed clothing fabric or cotton, rayon or silk
The jigger
If something piques your interest or curiosity, it makes you interested or curious. This phenomenon piqued Dr Morris' interest Their curiosity piqued, they stopped writing. = arouse
To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity
Pique is the feeling of annoyance you have when you think someone has not treated you properly. Mimi had gotten over her pique at Susan's refusal to accept the job
A completed effort that has provided a sensitive limit on the polarized microwave anisotropy, in both Q and U, on a small ring around the North Celestial Pole It used a correlation polarimeter and served as a validation of the technique and the basis for a new expanded effort, CAPMAP PIQUE -- usually pronounced as in "My interest is piqued" -- stands for the Princeton I, Q, and U Experiment (For information about I, Q, and U, see Stokes parameters For more information about PIQUE, see http: //dicke princeton edu/ )
A tortoise shell inlaid with precious metal (usually gold or silver)
{i} irritation, anger; resentment, grudge, enmity
{f} insult, offend; anger, irritate; arouse, excite, stimulate (curiosity, interest, etc.)
To pride or value; - used reflexively
a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
A cloth simulating an older cloth of pleated weave appearance A true pique is characterized by heavy corded, ribbed or ridged wales in the filling direction In its best and original form, two warps (face and back) and three fillings (face, back, and stuffer) are employed The pique fabric, medium to heavy in weight, is generally made of combed face yarn and carded back and stuffer yarns
A knit sometimes called LaCoste because that company popularized its use Has a distinct right and wrong side The right side resembles a Honey Comb or a waffle and the wrong side is flat and smooth Has a course firm hand an generally uses fine yarns
A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation
feeling of sharp anger or resentment, as in: She canceled the party in a fit of pique
tightly woven fabric with raised cords a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood" cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me
tightly woven fabric with raised cords a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
Keenly felt desire; a longing
Medium weight or heavy fabric with raised cords that run in the warp direction This substantial cloth is made on a dobby, jacquard, drop-box and other types of looms
{i} textured cotton fabric, ribbed cotton fabric
To cause annoyance or irritation
A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, - used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc
A remark, usually witty, made in a social situation and intended to slight someone else
piqué
A kind of ribbed or corded fabric
pique oneself on
boast about -, brag about -, act excessively proud of -
piqued
past of pique
piqued
If someone is piqued, they are offended or annoyed, often by something that is not very important. Granny was astounded and a little piqued, I think, because it had all been arranged without her knowledge She wrinkled her nose, piqued by his total lack of enthusiasm
piques
plural of pique
piquing
present participle of pique
pique
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