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adjective as in miffed

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When they were particularly piqued, Roman soldiers destroyed opponents so thoroughly that entire towns disappeared for decades.

So your interest is piqued, but then how did you convince Marvel to hand you the keys?

The challenge facing Handler, then, is to keep the attention of this “on-demand generation” after the initial piqued curiosity.

Her curiosity was piqued, and she began a nearly decade-long critical review of the research on dietary fat.

But as the day wore on, El Comandante was visibly piqued and coughing, in crippling pain.

And Lady Hartledon, rather piqued, gave the necessary orders on the following day for the removal.

This piqued George who replied that one might be a man, and even a very brave man, and yet not know all the roads on earth.

Sir Lucien was first surprised, then piqued, and finally interested by such unusual tactics.

The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.

After a few days, when she could understand him no better than at first, she gave over being puzzled and remained piqued.


On this page you'll find 391 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piqued, such as: annoyed, bitter, enraged, exasperated, furious, and heated.

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