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Meaning of PROVOCATION

Pronunciation:  `prâvu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  2. [n]  needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
  3. [n]  something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 

PROVOCATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aggravation, incitation, incitement, incitement, irritation
 
 See Also: aggression, aggro, encouragement, last straw, mental energy, psychic energy, signal, subornation, taunt, taunting, twit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prov`o*ca"tion\, n. [F. provocation, L. provocatio.
See {Provoke}.]
1. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger.
   --Fabyan.

2. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of
   resentment; as, to give provocation. --Paley.

3. Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth.

4. (Law) 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.

5. An appeal to a court.

Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --Ayliffe.

 

 

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