from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: a provoking delay at the airport.
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- v. Present participle of provoke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending to awaken passion or vexation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending to stir up passion; irritating; vexatious: as, provoking words; provoking treatment.
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- adj. causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
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