Synonyms for provocation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : prov-uh-key-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌprɒv əˈkeɪ ʃən

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Définition of provocation

Origin :
  • c.1400, from Old French provocacion (12c.) and directly from Latin provocationem (nominative provocatio) "a calling forth, a summoning, a challenge," noun of action from past participle stem of provocare "to call out" (see provoke).
  • noun incitement, stimulus
Example sentences :
  • How in the name of wonder will I hinder her to give me provocation?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I thought my devotion in spite of every provocation might burn away your bitterness.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • They were patient and long-suffering under difficulties and provocation.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Hoover » by Vernon Kellogg
  • To ears tingling with prophetic apprehension the provocation was intense.
  • Extract from : « Audrey Craven » by May Sinclair
  • When I think of the provocation, I do not blame you––so much!
  • Extract from : « The Strollers » by Frederic S. Isham
  • Such a provocation as he gave me could have but one expiation.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • I defy him to assert that the provocation came not from his side.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • I say he shall have my provocation, and that within an hour!
  • Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
  • He had doubtless cut the cable, as Ump had said, but his provocation had been great.
  • Extract from : « Dwellers in the Hills » by Melville Davisson Post
  • The cases investigated showed that they had been moved by provocation.
  • Extract from : « Policing the Plains » by R.G. MacBeth

Antonyms for provocation

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