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pique
n [U] feeling of annoyance or hurt, usu because one's pride has been offended; resentment , ; : When he realized nobody was listening to him, he left the room in a fit of pique. , . * Out of pique they refused to accept the compromise offered. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:54:42
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pique
/ pi:k; pik/ v [Tn esp passive ] 1 hurt the pride or self-respect of (sb); offend ; : She seemed rather piqued. . * He was piqued to discover that he hadn't been invited. . 2 arouse (a person's interest or curiosity) ; : Her curiosity was piqued. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:54:42
pique
/ pi:k; pik/ v [Tn esp passive ] 1 hurt the pride or self-respect of (sb); offend ; : She seemed rather piqued. . * He was piqued to discover that he hadn't been invited. . 2 arouse (a person's interest or curiosity) ; : Her curiosity was piqued. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:54:42

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