The Word of the Day is Pique


verb (used with object), piqued, piqu·ing.

to affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride:She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation.to wound (the pride, vanity, etc.).to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.):Her curiosity was piqued by the gossip.SEE MORE

verb (used without object), piqued, piqu·ing.

to arouse pique in someone:an action that piqued when it was meant to soothe.


a feeling of irritation or resentment, as from a wound to pride or self-esteem:to be in a pique.Obsolete. a state of irritated feeling between persons.

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