Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Pique


verb (used with object), piqued, piqu·ing.

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride:She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation.to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.):Her curiosity was piqued by the gossip.SEE MORE

verb (used without object),piqued,piqu·ing.

to arouse pique in someone:an action that piqued when it was meant to soothe.


a feeling of irritation or resentment, as from a wound to pride or self-esteem:to be in a pique.Obsolete.a state of irritated feeling between persons.

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