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adjective as in crisp


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The young lady, piquing herself on her constancy, refused her new admirer.

It is the only part on which I have bestowed much pains, for the difficulty was piquing, not piquant.

He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie's bearish suspicions.

The story must have a beginning, concrete, interest-compelling, curiosity-piquing.

This was a triumph; and had it come naturally, such a triumph would have been the sweeter to her for this piquing delay.

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On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piquing, such as: biting, brief, clear, clear-cut, cutting, and penetrating.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.