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provoking

adjective

Definition of PROVOKING

:  causing mild anger :  annoying
pro·vok·ing·ly \-kiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of PROVOKING

  1. <the host's provoking opinions are the reason why people tune in to his radio talk show in the first place>

First Known Use of PROVOKING

1642

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