provocation noun definition in Anger topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Anger topic
the act of doing or saying something deliberately in order to make somebody angry or upset; something that is done or said to cause this He reacted violently only under provocation. The terrorists can strike at any time without provocation. She bursts into tears at the slightest provocation. So far the police have refused to respond to their provocations.

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