Pique vs Vivify - What's the difference?
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Pique is a related term of vivify.
As a noun pique
is a kind of ribbed or corded fabric.
As a verb vivify is
to bring to life.
A feeling of enmity between two entities; ill-feeling, animosity; a transient feeling of wounded pride.
* Dr. H. More
* De Quincey
- Men take up piques and displeasures.
A feeling of irritation or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little thought or consideration.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 7:
- Wars had arisen upon a personal pique .
* Sweet Smell of Success (1957) screenplay by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman, starring Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker who says:
- This defiance was not a fit of pique , but a matter of principle.
(obsolete) Keenly felt desire; a longing.
- You think this is a personal thing with me? Are you telling me I think of this in terms of a personal pique ?
- Though it have the pique , and long, / 'Tis still for something in the wrong.
To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to excite to anger.
* 1913 ,
- She treated him indulgently, as if he were a child. He thought he did not mind. But deep below the surface it piqued him.
(reflexive) To take pride in; to pride oneself on.
* John Locke
- Pique her and soothe in turn.
To excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate (a feeling, emotion); to offend by slighting.
- Men pique themselves upon their skill.
- I believe this will pique your interest.
From (etyl) pic.
In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
From (etyl) pique, from Central (etyl) piki.
A chigger or jigger, Tunga penetrans .
A durable ribbed fabric made from cotton, rayon, or silk.
To bring to life.
To impart vitality.