Thesaurus > Related Words: provocation

  Words related to provocation

Related / Similar Words: aggravation, irritation, incitement, incitation

 

Definition:
  • unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment;
  • needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation";
  • something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action;

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    Hyponyms: aggro, last straw, twit, taunt, taunting, subornation, signal

     

    Derivational Morphology: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate, motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite, stimulate, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, call forth, kick up, prod, egg on, instigate, set off, stir up

     

     
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