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piqued

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Synonyms for piqued

  • annoy
  • arouse
  • displease
  • excite
  • gall
  • galvanize
  • ignite
  • incense
  • irk
  • irritate
  • kindle
  • offend
  • rile
  • stimulate
  • whet
  • absorb
  • affront
  • bother
  • bug
  • exasperate
  • get
  • goad
  • goose
  • grab
  • miff
  • mortify
  • motivate
  • move
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • prick
  • quicken
  • rouse
  • spur
  • sting
  • stir
  • vex
  • wound
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • get a rise out of
  • get under skin
  • give a hard time
  • give the business
  • make waves
  • put out
  • work up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIQUED

The Little Doctor, puzzled as well as piqued, went straight to the point.

The words, of her age, piqued me; and I spared no pains to make him forget them.

And Speranza was at first puzzled, then piqued, then himself madly fascinated.

It was rather their action as a unit which piqued his interest.

Are you piqued with me for anything that occurred this morning?

Charlie, piqued at her inattentiveness, essayed a volubility foreign to his words.

This private matter was wholly unprofitable, but his curiosity had been piqued.

"Please don't Mister Gillespie me," said I, piqued by a return to the formal.

He was piqued also that he had not been informed of the previous acquaintance of Eva and Tancred.

Her calmness, however, piqued him sufficiently to allow him to rally.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "fit of ill feeling," from Middle French pique "a prick, sting, irritation," noun of action from piquer (see pike (n.2)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PIQUED

angrier

adjectivebeing mad, often extremely mad
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