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provoking

[ pruh-voh-king ]
/ prəˈvoʊ kɪŋ /
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adjective

serving to provoke; causing annoyance.

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Origin of provoking

First recorded in 1520–30; provoke + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM provoking

pro·vok·ing·ly, adverbun·pro·vok·ing, adjectiveun·pro·vok·ing·ly, adverb
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