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Noun: provocation  ,pró-vu'key-shun
  1. Unfriendly behaviour that causes anger or resentment
    - aggravation, irritation
  2. Something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
    - incitement, incitation
  3. Needed encouragement
    "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation";
    - incitement

Derived forms: provocations

Type of: aggression, encouragement, mental energy, psychic energy

Encyclopedia: Provocation