provoking


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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 ?
I have never reproached the former but once, and that was for laughing at Lord Lowborough's depressed and anxious countenance one evening, when they had both been particularly provoking; and then, indeed, I said a good deal on the subject, and rebuked him sternly enough; but he only laughed, and said, - 'You can feel for him, Helen, can't you?'
Nothing can be more provoking to the human temper, nor more dangerous to that cardinal virtue, patience, than solicitations of extraordinary offices of kindness on behalf of those very persons with whom we are highly incensed.
The event of all this is very provoking: Sir James is gone, Maria highly incensed, and Mrs.
Mavuria ward MCA, Ngari Mbaka claimed that nominated MCA Margaret Lorna Kariuki was underdressed and was provoking him.
Police had produced the Afghan citizen in local court, arrested on charges of displaying his country's flag for provoking general public.
Who knows how much of what appears online is a performance in order to avoid provoking these censors and their gendarme, the internet mob.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid warned the regional states which host the trans-regional countries' military personnel of costs they should pay for provoking acts.
The patients' VTEs were classified as either cancer related, unprovoked (occurring in patients without any provoking factors), or provoked (occurring in patients with one or more provoking factors, such as recent major surgery, recent fracture/trauma, obesity, or hormone replacement therapy).
Albania thug Mergim Mavraj last night accused Scotland playmaker Ryan Christie of provoking him into a headbutt.
"It was during the first half, they were provoking us.
NABLUS, January 14, 2018 (WAFA) -- Israeli settlers attacked the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus, on Sunday provoking clashes with local villagers, according to local sources.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the US, particularly, President Donald Trump, is provoking the events in Iran.