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What is another word for piquing?

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Causing or eliciting a strong reaction (in someone)
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“His verbal recreations of camp life, and of characters he'd met, had us all laughing and asking piquing questions by turns.”
Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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“He had often been mock-combative with my lovingly mischievous attempts to pique him with questions about life, the universe, and everything.”
To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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“Every oddity he found only served to pique his interest more.”
(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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Present participle for to take satisfaction or pleasure in one's accomplishments or abilities
“She may pique herself on her innocence and purity of thought, and commence an imprudent war against appearances, but that knowledge alone of acting against appearances must, inevitably, injure that very purity of thought.”
Present participle for to pierce or make a hole (or holes) in
Present participle for to cause physical or bodily damage or injury to
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