unprovoked Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"unprovoked" in British English

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unprovokedadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.prəˈvəʊkt/  us   /-ˈvoʊkt/
If an ​unpleasantaction or ​remark is unprovoked, it has not been ​caused by anything and is ​thereforeunfair: an unprovoked attack on her ​character
(Definition of unprovoked from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unprovoked" in American English

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unprovokedadjective

 us   /ˌən·prəˈvoʊkt/
(esp. of an ​unpleasantaction or ​remark) not caused by anything and ​thereforeunfair: Witnesses said the ​attack was unprovoked.
(Definition of unprovoked from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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