provocation

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Something that provokes; a provocative act
The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something
an action or mode of conduct that excites resentment
{n} a cause of or for anger, an appeal
[A Latinism] needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation
Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth
{i} instigation, incitement; stimulation, arousal; annoyance, vexation, exasperation
An appeal to a court
The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger
needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation
unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
If you describe a person's action as provocation or a provocation, you mean that it is a reason for someone else to react angrily, violently, or emotionally. He denies murder on the grounds of provocation The soldiers fired without provocation. an action or event that makes someone angry or upset, or is intended to do this provoke without provocation
provocations
plural of provocation
provocation
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