What is the meaning of provocation?

noun

  • Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment.
  • Something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action.
  • Needed encouragement.
    • usage: "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
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APAWordNet. (2010). provocation. Retrieved August 21, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/provocation/definitions/1219361
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