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provocation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of provocation

  1. 1 something that arouses a strong response from another a patient man who gets angry only from the greatest of provocations Synonyms of provocation excitement, incitation, incitement, instigation Words Related to provocation encouragement, galvanization, goad, incentive, inducement, jog, prod, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus; enticement, lure; induction, inspiration, motivation; aggravation, annoyance, bother, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest Near Antonyms of provocation subduing

  2. 2 something that arouses action or activity ready to retaliate at the slightest provocation Synonyms of provocation boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, impulse, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeastWords Related to provocation inducement, invitation; antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason; catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, sparkAntonyms of provocation counterincentive, disincentive



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