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provocation

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  • nounincitement, stimulus
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Synonyms for provocation

noun incitement, stimulus
  • affront
  • harassment
  • indignity
  • insult
  • annoyance
  • brickbat
  • cause
  • challenge
  • dare
  • grabber
  • grievance
  • grounds
  • incentive
  • inducement
  • injury
  • instigation
  • justification
  • motivation
  • offense
  • reason
  • taunt
  • vexation
  • bothering
  • casus belli
  • defy
  • irking
  • provoking
  • vexing

Antonyms for provocation

  • compliment
  • discouragement
  • happiness
  • hindrance
  • pleasure
  • praise
  • prevention
  • repression
  • suppression
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to provocation

affront

noun. an insult

awakening

noun. making conscious or alert

challenge

noun. dispute, question

dare

noun. challenge, defiance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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