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Synonyms 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"

    agitative, agitating

    unprovoking, unprovocative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. provokingadjective

    irritating, vexing, vexatious, annoying, tormenting, aggravating, offensive

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  1. 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.

  2. Jacky Rosen:

    The Russian President is still resistant, i think they are continuing to work with our NATO allies trying to find a back channel without provoking World War III.

  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. Francois Hollande:

    ISIS is provoking us in the worst possible way.

  5. Maitland Ward:

    I don't necessarily think it's a conscious decision on the reporters part to demean women. Honestly, it's what fans are interested in, 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.


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