Definitions for provokingprəˈvoʊ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•vok•ingprəˈvoʊ kɪŋ(adj.)

  1. serving to provoke; causing annoyance or anger.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of provoking:

1520–30

pro•vok′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitative, agitating, provoking(adj)

    causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

    "a provoking delay at the airport"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provoking

    of Provoke

  2. Provoking(adj)

    having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending to awaken passion or vexation; as, provoking words or treatment

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