Translation of pique in Spanish:

pique

despecho, n.

Pronunciation: /pik//piːk/

noun

  • 1

    despecho masculine
    resentimiento masculine
    he only said that in a fit of pique lo dijo solo por despecho
    • Certainly in France it was an educated decision: it was not one taken in a fit of pique or absent-mindedness.
    • That way, when you've done the deed, your spurned lover can't burn your stuff in a fit of pique.
    • Last night, in a fit of pique, just to show me up for a liar, she took her first steps with the cane.
    • I may, in a fit of pique, for no apparent reason that either of us can see, have ‘stuffed’ these carrots behind the water pipes.
    • That's worse than having him blurt out some threats in a fit of pique, he actually thought he could bring New Europe to heel.
    • Are Europeans going on a buyer's strike in a fit of pique over Iraq?
    • President Theodore Roosevelt, who in a fit of pique coined the term ‘muckraking’, called him a potent influence for evil.
    • They left two-weeks ago after selling their house in a fit of pique over the fact that their grandchildren were not welcome in the complex's communal backyard.
    • Better, I suppose, that I flame on about flaming out, rather than just quit in a fit of pique after biting my tongue bloody for a month.
    • What exasperated driver hasn't wanted to scream at the person in the passenger seat and snatch the map in a fit of pique?
    • She abused passengers and crew then stripped off in a fit of pique.
    • Speaking at a Belfast news conference, Mr Ervine denied that his party had left the talks in a fit of pique.
    • Some have accused Stoiber of deliberately trying to sabotage Merkel in a fit of pique at her rapid rise.
    • So I think senior colleagues made the wrong decision - but I can't say they made the decision in a fit of pique or envy.
    • The president, apparently in a fit of pique, in October abruptly postpones a long-planned summit with Britain.
    • Of course it didn't happen and I went out in a fit of pique in the next hand.
    • Keel killed the pay-raise bill with a last-minute point of order in a fit of pique.
    • To leave now would suggest that he'd gone in a fit of pique.
    • They have invested too much in this season to throw it away in a fit of pique.
    • It was then that in a fit of pique, the deputy smoked three cigarettes in the bar as a ‘protest’.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (irritate)
    he was piqued by her lack of interest se resintió por su falta de interés
  • 2

    (arouse)
    (curiosity) picar
    (interest) despertar