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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provoking mean? 

PROVOKING (adjective)
  The adjective PROVOKING has 1 sense:

1. causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

  Familiarity information: PROVOKING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PROVOKING (adjective)

Sense 1provoking [BACK TO TOP]


Causing or tending to cause anger or resentment


agitating; agitative; provoking

Context example:

a provoking delay at the airport


provocative (serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy)

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