What does provoking mean?

Definitions for provokingprəˈvoʊ kɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word provoking.

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provoking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provoking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Macharia:

    An African woman should be decent, They are provoking us. And I think we should put in place laws to curb that.

  2. Atila Roque:

    This particular congressman already has long been a provocateur, particularly in the areas of sexual rights, of women, of the LGBT population, of people who stand for other values, he has consistently been provoking violence and misogyny and sexism.

  3. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    I very much hope that the steps which the Ukrainian leadership is taking, provoking the tearing away of Donbass will end, ...that Kiev's policy will change toward establishing dialogue with Donbass in order to work out the agreements that will allow all Ukrainians from all the regions to live in Ukraine with equality and respect.

  4. Paula Garces:

    They want to hear about the glamorous fashions and who's with who. And I don't think they're asking men really deep, thought provoking questions either, for the most part. If I thought that, I would definitely have a problem with it. There is a lot of scrutiny of women's looks as opposed to men's, which is unfortunate. I think that's more the issue, why women are asked more about their looks than men. we are more than just pretty faces and what we are wearing.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who has achieved immortality is never afraid to die someday. Yes! because his or her fame/legacy will surely outlive him/her. I've achieved immortality all over the internet via my thought-provoking quotes/motivations/inspirations. Oh! Yes, my thought-provoking quotes/words of wisdom will surely/eventually outlive me or rather live on after my demise. And guess what? I'm yet to achieve more of it (immortality) even beyond the internet setting through my up-coming books, my writing and speaking gift/potential.

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