Synonyms and Antonyms of provocation
1 something that arouses a strong response from another a patient man who gets angry only from the greatest of provocations Synonyms excitement, incitation, incitement, instigation Related Words 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 subduing
2 something that arouses action or activity ready to retaliate at the slightest provocation Synonyms boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, impulse, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeastRelated Words inducement, invitation; antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason; catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, sparkAntonyms counterincentive, disincentive
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