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Synonyms and Antonyms of provoking

  1. serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction <the host's provoking opinions are the reason why people tune in to his radio talk show in the first place> Synonyms charged, edgy, exciting, inciting, instigating, instigative, piquing, provocative, stimulatingRelated Words explosive, fiery, incendiary, inflammatory, triggering; inducing, inspirational, inspiring, motivating, motivational, motivative; jeering, taunting, teasing; activating, energizing, galvanizing, quickening, vitalizing; angering, enraging, maddening, upsetting; aggravating, annoying, bothersome, exasperating, galling, irksome, irritating, pesky, vexatious, vexingNear Antonyms subduingAntonyms noninflammatory

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