pique Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pique" in British English

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piquenoun [U]

uk   us   /piːk/
a ​feeling of ​anger, ​especiallycaused by someone ​damagingyourfeeling of being ​proud of yourself: He ​stormed from the ​room in a ​fit of pique, ​shouting that he had been ​misunderstood.
adjective uk   us   /piːkt/
(Definition of pique from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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piqueverb [T]

 us   /pik/

pique verb [T] (EXCITE)

to ​excite or ​causeinterest: Laborlaw piqued his ​interest in ​lawschool.

piquenoun [U]

 us   /pik/

pique noun [U] (ANGER)

anger or ​annoyance: He ​stormed from the ​room in a ​fit of pique.
(Definition of pique from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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