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One entry found for provocation.
Entry Word: provocation
Function: noun
Text: 1 something that arouses a strong response from another <Dad only gets angry from the greatest of provocations>
Synonyms excitement, incitement, instigation, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus
Related Words encouragement, goad, incentive, inducement, jog, prod, spur; induction, inspiration, motivation; aggravation, annoyance, bother, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest
Near Antonyms subduing
2 something that arouses action or activity <ready to retaliate at the slightest provocation> -- see IMPULSE