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1. provocation

noun. ['ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃən'] unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment.

Synonyms

  • aggression
  • irritation
  • aggro
  • twit
  • taunt
  • taunting
  • aggravation

Antonyms

  • normality
  • respectful
  • unimpressive
  • dissuasion

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Words that Rhyme with Provocation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word provocation


1. Noun, singular or mass
If she regularly falls asleep during the daylight without provocation, she may need to see a doctor.

Quotes containing the word provocation


1. A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan

2. provocation

noun. ['ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃən'] needed encouragement.

Synonyms

  • encouragement
  • subornation

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • despair
  • disheartenment

3. provocation

noun. ['ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃən'] something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action.

Synonyms

  • incitation
  • signal
  • incitement
  • psychic energy

Antonyms

  • determent
  • deterrence
  • dismay
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