Translation of pique in Spanish:

pique

despecho, n.

Pronunciation /piːk//pik/

noun

  • 1

    despecho masculine
    resentimiento masculine
    he only said that in a fit of pique lo dijo solo por despecho
    • 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.
    • They have invested too much in this season to throw it away in a fit of pique.
    • Of course it didn't happen and I went out in a fit of pique in the next hand.
    • Are Europeans going on a buyer's strike in a fit of pique over Iraq?
    • 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.
    • Keel killed the pay-raise bill with a last-minute point of order in a fit of pique.
    • 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.
    • Some have accused Stoiber of deliberately trying to sabotage Merkel in a fit of pique at her rapid rise.
    • Last night, in a fit of pique, just to show me up for a liar, she took her first steps with the cane.
    • What exasperated driver hasn't wanted to scream at the person in the passenger seat and snatch the map in a fit of pique?
    • President Theodore Roosevelt, who in a fit of pique coined the term ‘muckraking’, called him a potent influence for evil.
    • She abused passengers and crew then stripped off in a fit of pique.
    • 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.
    • To leave now would suggest that he'd gone in a fit of pique.
    • 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.
    • Speaking at a Belfast news conference, Mr Ervine denied that his party had left the talks in a fit of pique.
    • Certainly in France it was an educated decision: it was not one taken in a fit of pique or absent-mindedness.
    • It was then that in a fit of pique, the deputy smoked three cigarettes in the bar as a ‘protest’.
    • The president, apparently in a fit of pique, in October abruptly postpones a long-planned summit with Britain.
    • That way, when you've done the deed, your spurned lover can't burn your stuff in a fit of pique.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (irritate)
    he was piqued by her lack of interest su falta de interés lo hirió en su orgullo
  • 2

    (arouse)
    (curiosity) picar
    (interest) despertar
    • Hopefully with the press we'll pique some people's interest and they'll come see what it's all about.
    • But our little dialogue is supposed to pique people's interest.
    • I mean, it's action and it piques people's interest but beforehand we were worried that there wasn't really enough going on.
    • But in addition to the election-oriented questions, there were some other answers that piqued my interest.
    • The other guys will notice how much those guys enjoy your company - it might pique their interest.
    • Plenty of other would-be candidates, however, are piquing the interest of municipal veterans.
    • This piques my scientific curiosity and I make a mental note to ask my rather strange-looking hostess about it.
    • But when they wrote about ‘little Gong Li,’ it piqued interest.
    • It is the tax relief measures, however, that would most pique the interest of the public.
    • Of course this time it's ‘Chinese-Canadian’ Gen-X angst that piques my interest.
    • Even those with only a passing interest in the subject matter should find something to pique their curiosity within.
    • When she was in high school, Lisa Pietrusza took a social studies course that piqued her curiosity about politics.
    • Event planners aim to give those varied interests plenty to pique their partiality.
    • Curiosity piqued my harbored interest and I stole a glance at myself, to see what others saw of me.
    • If that sort of bluntness piques your interest, then the debut LP from Milwaukee's finest is made for you.
    • Well, all right - it's not exactly a Thanksgiving story that warms your heart… or even piques your interest.
    • When some information is revealed about somebody, what piques your interest?
    • It's something that piques people's interest.
    • She says yes, and adds ‘I suppose when my scientific curiosity is piqued, I lose all fear.’
    • Yet he should be chuffed at how history is filling our newspapers, sparking debate, piquing our interest.