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Adjective
Causing or eliciting a strong or passionate reaction
“Such provoking statements leave the door open as to how we should regard a human being.”
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Offensive, causing or eliciting a strong negative reaction
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“We should move forward and ignore such provoking statements designed to besmirch our reputations.”
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Causing annoyance or bother
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Thought-provoking in nature
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Utterly consuming one's time and attention
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Tempting, especially that which is beyond reach
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Physically attractive or exciting in a primal way
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Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“I tell myself to stay calm and not to let anyone provoke me.”
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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“Sometimes, it takes a crisis to provoke change.”
Noun
The act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
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Noun
A fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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Noun
Teasing
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