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Definition 1: tightly woven fabric with raised cords - [noun denoting artifact]

(pique is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 2: a sudden outburst of anger - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where pique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his temper sparked like damp firewood

Synonyms for pique in the sense of this definition

(pique is a kind of ...) anger produced by some annoying irritation

Definition 3: cause to feel resentment or indignation - [verb of emotion]

Samples where pique or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her tactless remark offended me

Synonyms for pique in the sense of this definition

(pique is a kind of ...) make angry

"The news angered him"

(pique causes ...) feel bitter or indignant about

"She resents being paid less than her co-workers"

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