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Synonyms for provocation
ˌprɒv əˈkeɪ ʃənprovo·ca·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. provocation

    Synonyms:
    incitement, stimulus, stimulant, provocative, affront, indignity, insult

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. aggravation, irritation, provocationnoun

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

    Synonyms:
    discomfort, temper, annoying, exacerbation, botheration, pique, innervation, incitement, incitation, excitation, soreness, irritation, exasperation, aggravation, vexation, annoyance

  2. incitement, incitation, provocationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    aggravation, exhortation, incitement, incitation, irritation

  3. provocation, incitementnoun

    needed encouragement

    "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"

    Synonyms:
    aggravation, exhortation, incitement, incitation, irritation

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. provocationnoun

    Synonyms:
    incitement, stimulus, stimulant, incentive, provocative

  2. provocationnoun

    Synonyms:
    affront, offence, indignity, insult

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "provocation":

    provocative, incitement, challenge, infliction

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How to use provocation in a sentence?

  1. Rex Tillerson:

    Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea's unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the U.S. homeland.

  2. The United:

    With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil -- in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan -- the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased, let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea.

  3. Tan Kefei:

    Taiwan is an inseparable part of China, the Taiwan issue is China’s internal affair and allows no external interference. We call on the U.S. to recognize the situation, stop provocation and abide by the One China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques.

  4. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    I would say ... if you do not release them, that there's going to be military action, that that's an act of provocation, an act of war. What I would do in January is recognize that Iran is not an ally. That's how the Obama administration views this.

  5. Pedro Sanchez:

    Besides being a provocation, which it is, its a move to undermine the institution of the (Catalan government) perpetrated by its own president ... I agree with the government; until there's a Catalan government, 155 will continue to be applied.


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