What does provoking mean?

Definitions for provoking
prəˈvoʊ kɪŋpro·vok·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitative, agitating, provokingadjective

    causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

    "a provoking delay at the airport"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provoking

    of Provoke

  2. Provokingadjective

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

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  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

Examples of provoking in a Sentence

  1. Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas:

    We have no other possibilities. If we did nothing, we would be provoking Russia for aggression, like it was in... Ukraine.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A substantiated proof that the world has a vast majority of people only fools is that the history shows that a genius born in every generation has been regularly treated bad to make him sad & always considered mad by the public; so a thought-provoking question is how could a person who often gets the support of good number of the people be ever good truly to others.

  3. Hajime Kimura:

    I felt a lot while shooting, the most emotional moment was when a horse was shot in its forehead with a gun. ... That was a thought-provoking time for me. I kept staring at the horse changing to meat. I've never seen such a thing before.

  4. Harley Lippin:

    Iran kept provoking the U.S. by hijacking oil tankers, shooting down a drone, and then attacking the Saudi Arabia Aramco facilities, trump only reacted militarily after the American Embassy was attacked in Iran.

  5. Vice Admiral James Syring:

    I would assess that their technical capability has not increased, that said, everything that they're doing continues to be alarming and provoking. ... We continue to watch it closely.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. ternion
    • B. hunch
    • C. elation
    • D. sheath

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