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KJV Dictionary / P / provocation

KJV Dictionary Definition: provocation

provocation

PROVOCA'TION, n. L.provacatio. See Provoke.

1. Any thing that excites anger; the cause of resentment.

1 Kings 21.

2. The act of exciting anger.

3. An appeal to a court or judge. A Latinism, not now used.

4. Incitement. Not used.

provocative

PROVO'CATIVE, a. Exciting; stimulating; tending to awaken or incite appetite or passion.

PROVO'CATIVE, n. Any thing that tends to excite appetite or passion; a stimulant; as a provocative of hunger or of lust.

provocativeness

PROVO'CATIVENESS, n. The quality of being provocative or stimulating.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
Previous word: provision. Next word: provoke.
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