Pique is defined as to arouse someone's interest, curiosity or resentment.(verb)
An example of pique is an ad for a TV show that is intriguing and that makes people want to watch.
See pique in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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Origin: French, a prick, irritation
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from piquer, to prick
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *piccāre
Origin: , ultimately of imitative origin.
Origin: , past participle of piquer, to quilt
Origin: , from Old French, to backstitch, prick; see pique.
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