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Definition of pique noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pique

 noun
noun
NAmE//pik//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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annoyed or bitter feelings that you have, usually because your pride has been hurt When he realized no one was listening to him, he left in a fit of pique. She'd lied about it out of pique.
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