Definition of unprovoking in US English:

unprovoking

adjective

  • Not giving provocation.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Obadiah Sedgwick (d. 1658), Church of England clergyman. From un- + provoking.

Pronunciation

unprovoking

/(ˌ)ʌnprəˈvəʊkɪŋ/