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provocation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌprɒv.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌprɑː.və-/
C2 an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry: He'd fly into a rage at the slightest provocation.
Translations of “provocation”
in Korean 도발, 자극…
in Arabic استِفزاز…
in Portuguese provocação…
in Catalan provocació…
in Japanese 挑発, 刺激…
in Italian provocazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激怒, 挑釁, 挑釁的話…
in Russian вызов, повод…
in Turkish kışkırtma, tahrik, kızdırma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激怒, 挑衅, 挑衅的话…
in Polish prowokacja…
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