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Meaning & Definition of Provocation in English

English

Provocation

/prɑvəkeʃən/

noun

1. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    synonym:
  • aggravation
  • ,
  • irritation
  • ,
  • provocation

2. Something that incites or provokes

  • A means of arousing or stirring to action
    synonym:
  • incitement
  • ,
  • incitation
  • ,
  • provocation

3. Needed encouragement

  • "The result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
    synonym:
  • provocation
  • ,
  • incitement

Examples of using

All the photographs and videos of the aeroplane dropping teddy bears are claimed to be falsification and provocation by Belarusian authorities.
He's a master of provocation.