(Law) An explanatory introduction in a pleading
Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
Something that causes injury, irritation, or trauma.
The condition of being irritated; vexation:
Scoring ability or potential.
Vexation is something that causes you to be annoyed or distressed.
(Psychiatry) The mechanism by which ideas, impulses, etc. are repressed
(Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
An annoying or being annoyed
The act of annoying
Harassment is defined as chronically annoying or tormenting someone.
An act or instance of annoying somebody.
The definition of a challenge is an act of rebellion against someone or something.
The act of defying; open, bold resistance to authority or opposition
A sharp-pointed stick used in driving oxen
The act of inciting or moving to action.
(Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
A basis for an action or response; a reason:
A complaint or protestation based on such a circumstance:
Find another word for provocation. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for provocation, like: incitement, stimulus, inducement, incentive, insult, irritation, offense, vexation, repression, suppression and prevention.