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pro·vok·ing

 (prə-vō′kĭng)
adj.
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: a provoking delay at the airport.

pro·vok′ing·ly adv.

pro•vok•ing

(prəˈvoʊ kɪŋ)

adj.
serving to provoke; causing annoyance or anger.
[1520–30]
pro•vok′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.provoking - causing or tending to cause anger or resentmentprovoking - causing or tending to cause anger or resentment; "a provoking delay at the airport"
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope

provoking

adjective
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
Translations

provoking

[prəˈvəʊkɪŋ] ADJirritante
how very provoking!¡qué fastidio!

provoking

[prəˈvəʊkɪŋ] adj (= annoying) → énervant(e), exaspérant(e)

provoking

adjprovozierend; (= annoying) fact, circumstanceärgerlich; how very provoking!wie ärgerlich!

provoking

[prəˈvəʊkɪŋ] adjirritante, esasperante
References in classic literature ?
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The activists and other unknown persons were charged under 11 Sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to rioting, not obeying lawful orders, defying prohibitory orders, assaulting government servants, provoking people to riot and a Section under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, which is non- bailable.
President Dmitry Medvedev on May 18 signaled that Russia may quit a nuclear-arms treaty with the US if the two sides can't reach an agreement on missile defense, provoking a return to Cold War levels of distrust between the countries.
David produces large wooden sculptures with the aim of provoking thought to the contradictions between the material ruggedness and the delicacy of his subject.
On December 23, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Du Page County, which convicted the defendant of battery for insulting or provoking the complainant by touching her with his knees in a dispute in an office smoking lounge.
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