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Definition of Provocation

Provocation

  1. The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger.
  2. That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation.
  3. Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth.
  4. Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress.
  5. An appeal to a court. [A Latinism]

Provocation Quotations

Some felt as if 'Charlie Hebdo' was obsessed with its 'Screw Allah' stance. It's a sort of provocation that caused a lot of debates.
Patrick Chappatte

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
Wilson Mizner

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation - much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
Sarah Palin

One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.
Idries Shah
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Provocation Translations

provocation in French is bravade, provocation
provocation in German is Herausforderung
provocation in Italian is disfida
provocation in Swedish is anledning
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