Synonyms of provocation in English:


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See UK English definition of provocation

See Spanish definition of provocación


1‘he remained calm despite severe provocation’

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’

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