Associations to the word «Provocation»


PROVOCATION, noun. The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something
PROVOCATION, noun. Something that provokes; a provocative act
PROVOCATION, noun. (emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.

Dictionary definition

PROVOCATION, noun. Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment.
PROVOCATION, noun. Something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action.
PROVOCATION, noun. Needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne