Synonyms of provocation in English:

provocation


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noun

1‘he remained calm despite severe provocation’

SYNONYMS
goading, prodding, egging on, incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging, inspiration, stimulus, pressure
annoyance, irritation, nettling, agitation, vexation, being rubbed up the wrong way
harassment, plaguing, molestation
teasing, taunting, torment
affront, insults
informal hassle, aggravation

2‘without provocation, Jones punched Mr Cartwright’

SYNONYMS
justification, excuse, pretext, occasion, call, motivation, motive, cause, grounds, reason, purpose, need