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Another word for pique

  1. Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight

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  1. To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior

      1. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
      2. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
      3. Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this:
      1. To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in:
      2. To be displeasing or disagreeable to:
      3. To result in displeasure:
      1. A petulant, bad-tempered mood; a huff.
      2. A petty quarrel or argument; a tiff.
      3. To cause to become offended or annoyed.
      1. To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
      2. To affront or demean:
      3. To make an attack on.
      1. A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique:
      2. To puff; blow.
      3. To make noisy, empty threats; bluster.
      1. To insult intentionally, especially openly.
      2. To meet defiantly; confront:
      3. To meet or encounter (another) face to face.
  2. To stir to action or feeling

Another word for pique

  1. To anger

      1. Any of various plants of the genus Urtica, having toothed leaves, unisexual apetalous flowers, and stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact.
      2. Any of various hairy, stinging, or prickly plants.
      3. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
      1. To be vexed or troubled; worry.
      2. To be worn or eaten away; become corroded.
      3. To move agitatedly.
      1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
      2. To make sore or inflamed:
      3. To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To excite

      1. To rouse to action or increased activity; excite:
      2. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
      3. To cause to be interested or engaged:
      1. To wake (someone) up.
      2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited; stir up.
      3. To give rise to; bring about:
      1. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
      2. To stimulate sexual desire in.
      3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up: