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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aggravating, agitating, alluring, annoying, ardent, bothering, bothersome, breathtaking, burning, challenging, charged, cliff-hanging, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, emphatic, encouraging, energizing, enthusiastic, exasperating, exciting, exhilarating, fervent, fiery, galling, galvanic, galvanizing, glowing, harassing, harassment, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impassioned, importunate, importune, impressive, inflammatory, interesting, intoxicating, inviting, irking, irksome, irritating, jarring, jolting, juicy, lively, maddening, mind-blowing, moving, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passionate, perturbing, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, piquant, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, prompting, provocation, provocative, racy, ravishing, readable, rich, rousing, soul-stirring, spicy, spirit-stirring, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, succulent, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, teasing, telling, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thrilling, thrilly, tickling, tiresome, titillating, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, unsettling, upsetting, urgent, vehement, vexation, vexatious, vexing, warm, wearisome, worrisome, worrying
Dictionary Results for provoking:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
provoking
    adj 1: causing or tending to cause anger or resentment; "a
           provoking delay at the airport" [syn: agitative,
           agitating, provoking]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Provoke \Pro*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provoked; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Provoking.] [F. provoquer, L. provocare to call
   forth; pro forth + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice,
   cry, call. See Voice.]
   To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense
   to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition;
   hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a
   challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to
   irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
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         Obey his voice, provoke him not.         --Ex. xxiii.
                                                  21.
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         Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. --Eph.
                                                  vi. 4.
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         Such acts
         Of contumacy will provoke the Highest
         To make death in us live.                --Milton.
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         Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust? --Gray.
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         To the poet the meaning is what he pleases to make it,
         what it provokes in his own soul.        -- J.
                                                  Burroughs.
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   Syn: To irritate; arouse; stir up; awake; excite; incite;
        anger. See Irritate.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Provoking \Pro*vok"ing\, a.
   Having the power or quality of exciting resentment; tending
   to awaken passion or vexation; as, provoking words or
   treatment. -- Pro*vok"ing*ly, adv.
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