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


  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. Erica Hargreave:

    Provoking Thought & Inspiring the Imagination

  2. Francois Hollande:

    ISIS is provoking us in the worst possible way.

  3. James Macharia:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Mark Dubowitz:

    What's remarkable to me is with $100 billion-plus imminent, the Iranians continue to act with impunity in provoking the administration.

Images & Illustrations of provoking

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