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Synonyms for provoking

troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations

Synonyms for provoking

causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

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"I was from meeting church leaders and I was on a dress that was covering me below the knees, there is no way I would have met church leaders on provoking dress," she said.
"We try to have good and brotherly relations with all our neighbors because we consider neighbors as (to be contributing to) our security but I, as the commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters, warn from this scene and the ground for the ongoing drills by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), that any country which paves the ground for the arrogant powers' interferences in the region, in the first stage, it will pay the most costs for its unfriendly and provoking behaviors," General Rashid said on the sidelines of the IRGC wargames in Qeshm Island and the Persian Gulf region on Saturday.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the area, said extremist Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar raided the village, provoking clashes with local Palestinians.
Not only the test setting itself is threatening but sometimes other situations related to tests are threatening and anxiety provoking (Cassady and Johnson, 2002).
RUSSIA striker Fyodor Smolov has accused Wales supporters of provoking his country's fans ahead of the two sides' Euro 2016 meeting in Toulouse.
As angry Congress members protested, the Chair immediately ordered expunging of Swamy's remarks and warned him of action for unnecessarily provoking members on the other side.
When he was asked about provoking Turkey, he responded saying: "I did not mean to provoke, smart people will understand that it was not the intention."
Provoking the Muslim world will put the US and some of its regional allies, such as Saudi Arabia, into a delicate position as well.
Lieutenant General Patnaik said Pakistan is continuously provoking the Indian side to trigger a crisis along the Line of Control (LoC).
It has been reported that the group's actions have played a part in provoking attacks on the German embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.
She claims that the teenagers were provoking the dogs but I don't believe for a moment that anyone provokes dogs such as pit bull types.
David produces large wooden sculptures with the aim of provoking thought to the contradictions between the material ruggedness and the delicacy of his subject.
On December 23, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Du Page County, which convicted the defendant of battery for insulting or provoking the complainant by touching her with his knees in a dispute in an office smoking lounge.
In the situation when Macedonia's intelligence works constantly on provoking ethnic Albanians, where are ethnic Albanian intellectuals to provoke Macedonians, at least once in a year?
"Provoking Thought" are the thoughts of author Hugh Mercer Curtler, a retired professor of philosophy as he practices his specialty on the world around him, giving his opinions and asking questions to the reader as well.