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Synonyms for provocation
ˌprɒv əˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggravation, irritation, provocation(noun)

    unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

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

  2. incitement, incitation, provocation(noun)

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

    aggravation, exhortation, incitement, incitation, irritation

  3. provocation, incitement(noun)

    needed encouragement

    "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"

    aggravation, exhortation, incitement, incitation, irritation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. provocation

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. provocation(n.)

    incitement, stimulus, stimulant, incentive, provocative

  2. provocation(n.)

    affront, offence, indignity, insult

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "provocation":

    provocative, incitement, challenge, infliction

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  1. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    I strongly condemn today's launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. The country has once again ignored warnings by the international community, the rocket launch is an irresponsible provocation, which disregards internationally-binding U.N. security council resolutions and is putting regional security on the line once again.

  2. Jay Inslee:

    It's been very successful organically without any particular strategic thought, it's been a very gut-level, sincere, powerful effort to resist a departure from basic American values. And the fact that it has been organic and natural without a dime's worth of provocation is pretty amazing.

  3. Jeong Byung-doo:

    They demonstrated commanding spirit to the world and resolve to crush the enemy's reckless provocation through the successful combined flyover. We will further develop the relationship of cooperation to support peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.

  4. Julia Mason:

    We remain prepared to work with our allies and partners around the world to respond to further DPRK provocations, as well as to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation.

  5. Gavin Parry:

    Whether or not it's mere sabre-rattling on North Korea's part the timing isn't great considering the current uncertainties in the geopolitical landscape, markets were already legging down on the Caixin services PMI, which showed deceleration in a growth sector. North Korea's provocation was just the cherry on top of a day when sentiment was already tarnished.

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