Synonyms of provocation in English:

provocation


See definition of provocation

noun

1‘he remained calm despite severe provocation’

SYNONYMS

goading, prodding, egging on, incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging, inspiration, stimulus, pressure

annoyance, irritation, nettling, agitation, vexation, being rubbed up the wrong way

harassment, plaguing, molestation

teasing, taunting, torment

affront, insults

informal hassle, aggravation

2‘without provocation, Jones punched Mr Cartwright’

SYNONYMS

justification, excuse, pretext, occasion, call, motivation, motive, cause, grounds, reason, purpose, need