Synonyms of pique in English:


See definition of pique


1‘he left in a fit of pique’


irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger, displeasure, indignation, temper, bad temper, hurt pride, wounded pride, hurt feelings, wounded feelings, petulance, ill humour, peevishness, offence, umbrage, vexation, exasperation, disgruntlement, discontent, discontentment


1‘his scientific curiosity was piqued’


stimulate, arouse, rouse, provoke, whet, awaken, excite, kindle, stir, spur, intrigue, galvanize

2‘she was piqued by Stephen's neglect of her’


irritate, annoy, bother, vex, provoke, displease, upset, offend, affront, anger, exasperate, infuriate, gall, irk, get someone's back up, disgruntle, nettle, needle, ruffle, get on someone's nerves, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way

informal peeve, aggravate, miff, rile, get, get to, bug, get under someone's skin, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, hack off, get someone's goat, wind up

British informal nark, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump, get across

North American informal tick off, rankle, ride, gravel, bum out

NZ informal rark

vulgar slang piss off

rare exacerbate, hump, rasp