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pique
as in:  in a pique about it


She quit the committee in a pique over the professional slight.
  a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling
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This is often seen in expressions like "in a fit of pique" or "in a pique of anger".
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  • She quit the committee in a pique over the professional slight.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pique [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, History, Public Policy & Politics
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