fit of pique


fit of pique
Fit of pique
If someone reacts badly because their pride is hurt, this is a fit of pique.

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  • fit of pique —    If someone reacts badly because their pride is hurt, this is a fit of pique.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Fit of pique —   If someone reacts badly because their pride is hurt, this is a fit of pique …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • to have a fit of pique. —     She left the table in a fit of pique …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pique — I UK [piːk] / US [pɪk] noun [uncountable] Word forms pique : singular pique plural piques an annoyed feeling that you show when you think someone has insulted you or been rude to you fit of pique: When you ve got over your fit of pique, I ll… …   English dictionary

  • pique — pique1 [ pik ] noun uncount an annoyed feeling that you show when you think someone has insulted you or been rude to you: fit of pique: When you re over your fit of pique, I ll expect an apology. pique pique 2 [ pik ] verb transitive to offend… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pique — [[t]pi͟ːk[/t]] piques, piquing, piqued 1) N UNCOUNT Pique is the feeling of annoyance you have when you think someone has not treated you properly. Mimi had gotten over her pique at Susan s refusal to accept the job. 2) VERB If something piques… …   English dictionary

  • pique — 1 noun (U) 1 a feeling of being annoyed or upset, especially because someone has ignored you or made you look stupid: a fit of pique (=sudden anger): Greta stormed off in a fit of pique. 2 also piqué a type of material made of cotton, silk, or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pique — n. a fit of pique * * * [piːk] a fit of pique …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pique — pique1 [pi:k] n [U] 1.) a feeling of being annoyed or upset, especially because someone has ignored you or insulted you ▪ He stormed out in a fit of pique . 2.) also piqué a type of material made of cotton, silk, or ↑rayon pique 2 pique2 v [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pique — pique1 [pi:k] noun a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one s pride: he left in a fit of pique. verb (piques, piquing, piqued) 1》 stimulate (interest or curiosity). 2》 (be piqued) feel irritated or… …   English new terms dictionary