Synonyms of provocation


1. aggravation, irritation, provocation, aggression

usage: unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

2. incitement, incitation, provocation, psychic energy, mental energy

usage: something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action

3. provocation, incitement, encouragement

usage: needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"

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