Word of the day

The word for today is…

pique (noun) – A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.

(verb) – 1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
2. To provoke; arouse.
3. To pride (oneself).

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : (noun) – 1530s, “fit of ill feeling,” from Middle French pique “a prick, sting, irritation,” noun of action from piquer.

(verb) – “To excite to anger,” 1670s, from French piquer “to prick, sting”. Softened meaning “to stimulate, excite” is from 1690s.

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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, three cats and assorted computers.

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