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Definition of Provoking


  1. of Provoke
  2. Having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending to awaken passion or vexation; as, provoking words or treatment.

Provoking Quotations

While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Sam Harris

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Theodor Adorno

I'm not interested in provoking people, but only in trying to be consoling.
Martin Kippenberger

I don't like films giving me answers. I like films that are provoking me, that are making me feel not only being in an easy place.
Juliette Binoche

Every suggested idea produces a corresponding physical reaction. Every idea constantly repeated ends by being engraved upon the brain, provoking the act which corresponds to that idea.
Scott Reed
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Provoking Translations

provoking in French is provoquant, chiffonant
provoking in German is provozierenden, reizend, provozierend
provoking in Swedish is retsam

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