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piquing

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  • as incrisp
  • as inincitation
  • as instimulator
  • as instimulus

synonyms for piquing

  • biting
  • brief
  • clear
  • clear-cut
  • cutting
  • penetrating
  • provoking
  • stimulating
  • tart
  • abrupt
  • brusque
  • incisive
  • pithy
  • succinct
  • terse
  • catalyst
  • encouragement
  • fillip
  • impetus
  • incentive
  • motivation
  • stimulant
  • stimulation
  • bang
  • boost
  • cause
  • charge
  • fireworks
  • flash
  • goad
  • impulse
  • incitation
  • incitement
  • inducement
  • instigation
  • invitation
  • kick
  • motive
  • propellant
  • push
  • spur
  • sting
  • turnon
  • urging
  • eye-opener
  • shot in the arm
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antonyms for piquing

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  • ambiguous
  • dull
  • fuzzy
  • kind
  • nice
  • sweet
  • vague
  • flexible
  • lengthy
  • limp
  • long
  • ruffled
  • rumpled
  • soft
  • temperate
  • warm
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    How to use piquing in a sentence

    The young lady, piquing herself on her constancy, refused her new admirer.
    THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
    It is the only part on which I have bestowed much pains, for the difficulty was piquing, not piquant.
    GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
    He had evidently recovered his nerve, and seemed to take pleasure in piquing Charlie's bearish suspicions.
    PIECES OF EIGHTRICHARD LE GALLIENNE
    The story must have a beginning, concrete, interest-compelling, curiosity-piquing.
    PICTURE-WORKWALTER L. (WALTER LOWRIE) HERVEY
    This was a triumph; and had it come naturally, such a triumph would have been the sweeter to her for this piquing delay.
    FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWDTHOMAS HARDY
    He strangely distressed and disturbed her—and this kept puzzling and piquing her curiosity.
    THE SOUTHERNERTHOMAS DIXON
    Waiting upon his moods, piquing him, flattering him, feeding his vanity—'charming' him!
    SYLVIA'S MARRIAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
    He did have a way of a little bit piquing your curiosity and then failing to deliver.
    WARREN COMMISSION (11 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. XI (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
    They seem to have made caricatures of him, piquing themselves, no doubt, upon the durability of the marble in which they worked.
    STUDIES OF THE GREEK POETS (VOL I OF 2)JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
    Judkins is rather a dandy than otherwise, piquing himself somewhat on his apparel.
    GEORGE WALKER AT SUEZANTHONY TROLLOPE
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    WORDS RELATED TO PIQUING

    • abrupt
    • biting
    • brief
    • brusque
    • clear
    • clear-cut
    • cutting
    • incisive
    • penetrating
    • piquing
    • pithy
    • provoking
    • stimulating
    • succinct
    • tart
    • terse
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